Rain in Gran Canaria!

So much for the recent heatwave. This week we’ve had RAIN!! Now whereas that might be exciting for ex pats like me who only see rain a couple of times a year, it might not be all that amusing for… (READ MORE)

Heatwave in Gran Canaria

Sun worshippers can’t go wrong at the moment taking a holiday in Gran Canaria. It is roasting! It has been about 38ºC in the daytime (too hot for walking and hiking in Gran Canaria maybe but perfect for bronzing on… (READ MORE)

Heatwave in Gran Canaria!

Well I like to call myself a sun worshipper but sometimes the heat here is overwhelming! Since Gran Canaria is situated off the north coast of Africa, we get a lot of their weather blowing over here and the location is… (READ MORE)

How Hot is it in the Canary Islands?

The weather seems to be the number one question on everybody’s lips this week! Coming in November, December, January or February means you are taking a risk with the weather. Two weeks ago we had a calima (hot, sandy winds from… (READ MORE)


How do you fancy eating Christmas dinner on the beach and spending New Year al fresco at a bar? You can easily do that here in Gran Canaria because, even though December is cooler than the summer months, you can… (READ MORE)


November is slightly cooler than October but you can see packed beaches every month in Gran Canaria so it is hardly ‘cold’! Daytime temperatures range from 20ºC to 26ºC in November. You might get a couple of overcast days or… (READ MORE)


October is warm and approaching the end of what we residents call summer. I know it is hot all year in Gran Canaria but we do like to define some kind of seasons! The day temperatures in October can range… (READ MORE)


September is slightly cooler than August but still hot – over 25ºC anyway! It is quite a busy month, tourist-wise, and you are still pretty much guaranteed clear skies and constant sun. The evenings are still warm in September and… (READ MORE)


August is the hottest month of the year. If you want it slightly cooler (but not much!) try July or September. Temperatures range from 25º to 40ºC in the daytime and every day is hot and sunny. August is also… (READ MORE)


The sun doesn’t set until about 10.30pm in July so be prepared for long, hazy days. July can have temperatures of up to 38ºC so make sure you bring plenty of sun cream. (It’s cheaper bringing it from home!) As… (READ MORE)