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Gran Canaria sunindex: the best time to travel to Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands, which is an archipelago to the west of the African continent. Because the capital of the Canary Islands, Las Palmas, is located on Gran Canaria this island is seen as the main island. The island was inhabited by the peaceful Gaunches for centuries. These people are also seen as the original inhabitants of this island. However, at the end of the 15th century the Spanish conquered the island using much violence. Many of the original inhabitants were killed or traded as slaves. Nowadays Gran Canaria is still a part of Spain. However, the Canary Islands are partly autonomous. For instance, there is a different tax system here. Nowadays the island is mainly inhabited by Europeans. Many inhabitants originate from Spain, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Most of them live in the hotels and apartments along the Costa Canaria. This coastal region is about 20 kilometers long and many tourist accommodations can be found here.
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Gran Canaria climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Gran Canaria? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Gran Canaria
 

 

Sunny holidays in Gran Canaria
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Gran Canaria. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Gran Canaria
  average
maximum
temperature
(in °C
/°F)
average
minimum
temperature
(in °C
/°F)
average
hours of
sun
per day
average
sea water
temperature
(in °C
/°F)
time to travel
here for a
sunny holiday?
chance of
rain /
showers
chance of
hurricanes
Explanation of symbols
January 20 / 68 14 / 57 7 19 / 66     - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 20 / 68 14 / 57 7 19 / 66    
March 21 / 70 14 / 57 7 19 / 66    
April 21 / 70 15 / 59 8 19 / 66    
May 22 / 72 16 / 61 9 20 / 68    
June 24 / 75 17 / 63 9 21 / 70    
July 27 / 81 19 / 66 9 22 / 72    
August 28 / 82 20 / 68 9 23 / 73    
September 27 / 81 20 / 68 8 24 / 75    
October 25 / 77 18 / 64 7 23 / 73    
November 23 / 73 17 / 63 7 22 / 72    
December 21 / 70 14 / 57 6 20 / 68    
 
The weather in Gran Canaria
During the winter the weather is spring like with high chances of sunshine. During the summer temperatures rise However, temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) are uncommon. Because of low percipation figures all year round Gran Canaria has a pleasant climate.
Gran Canaria climate information

Popular destinations in Gran Canaria
About 90% of the tourists travel to the warmer southern part of Gran Canaria. The most popular places are: Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Costa Meloneras, San Agustin, Puerto Rico, Taurito en Puerto de Mogán.

Useful facts & tips
- Alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are much cheaper on Gran Canaria than in most countries
- Be careful with the sun. During the winter UV-index figures may be high as well.
- Because of its situation at the beginning of a valley Puerto Rico is the best place to stay out of
  the wind. It feels warmer here than in most places on the Costa Canaria.
 

More about Gran Canaria?
The following sites are specialized in providing Gran Canaria information:
What's the weather like in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria information
Gran Canaria information
Gran Canaria tourism
wikipedia
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 Gran Canaria review
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attractions
1 star = poor through 5 stars = excellent

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