A Summary of the Weather in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is said to have one of the best climates in the world and, having lived here for so long, I can heartily agree with this! Occasionally we get rain but it tends to be short-lived rather than torrential. Sometimes we get breezy days but the breeze is often refreshing. You might think it gets boring living with long, sunny days all the time but actually it’s heavenly.
Gran Canaria is subtropical and the average daytime temperature in the winter is around 20ºC whereas the average temperature in the summer is around 30ºC. The seasons kind of merge into one another, unlike in cooler countries where the summer is very hot and the winter is very cold. For example, if you visit in December or Jan, you might have a few overcast days or you might have a hot, sunny week.
There is lots to do in Gran Canaria, whatever the weather. The balmy spring and summer days are wonderful for fishing, strolling along the coast paths, dolphin watching trips, relaxing on the beach or horse riding. If you do happen to get an overcast day, that might be a good time to explore one of the many shopping centres or visit Las Palmas, the island’s capital.