Gran Canaria enjoys such enviable weather all year round that one could almost say it is perfect. Eternal spring and a few months of summer would best characterise the climate in this island, where rainfall is low and temperatures allow for days spent on the beach in every season. The north and more mountainous central part of the island see lower temperatures and more rainfall than the arid south, but even here they very rarely require more than an extra layer of clothing.
Fabulous winter temperatures average highs of approximately 22ºC and lows of 18ºC so even in the slightly cooler north of the island, locals will continue to frequent the city beaches of Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras and stroll along the harbour promenade in summer clothes. This is the busiest tourist season in the much-coveted beaches of the south of the island where temperatures are higher, so there is little probability of coming away without a Christmas or New Year tan. Spring is a beautiful time to visit the greener northern and central parts of the island, as a visit to the picturesque inland mountain village of Tejeda will prove. The average highs of 23ºC and lows of 19ºC accompany the blossoming almond trees and signal the advent of the popular ‘Blossoming Almond Tree’ Fiesta with all the festivities that it involves.
Summer months bring glorious beach days throughout the island with average highs and lows of 26ºC and 23ºC although many a day will see these increase significantly. This is perfect beach-going weather: not scorching hot but ideal for long days spent lapping up the sun and plenty of outdoor entertainment in the evenings. It is also perfect for sightseeing trips around the island or fantastic shopping excursions to the capital, Las Palmas. Spring temperatures continue in autumn with average highs of 24ºC and lows of 20ºC and many a warm, sunny day.
See the chart below for average monthly temperatures and daylight hours in Gran Canaria.
Temperature Average Cº