The best times to visit Gran Canaria for ideal weather are
October 15th to July 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Gran Canaria Travel Guide
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Weather in Gran Canaria
Average temperatures in Gran Canaria vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 92nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gran Canaria, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 83.4°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.9°F (22.2°C) at night.
Gran Canaria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gran Canaria Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Gran Canaria Perceived Temperature (F)
Gran Canaria Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gran Canaria Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gran Canaria are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.
When can you find snow in Gran Canaria? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gran Canaria.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gran Canaria (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Gran Canaria has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (52.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (60.6%).
Wind in Gran Canaria is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 21.9 knots (25.2 MPH or 40.5 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 29 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gran Canaria.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||10.2||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||12.3||Significant breeze||19.6||Strong breeze|
|Mar||13.4||Significant breeze||20.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||14.3||Significant breeze||21.5||Strong breeze|
|May||16||Significant breeze||23.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||17.8||Strong breeze||24.9||Very strong breeze|
|Jul||21.9||Strong breeze||28.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||20.9||Strong breeze||27.3||Very strong breeze|
|Sep||13.2||Significant breeze||19.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||10.7||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Nov||10.8||Gentle breeze||17.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.8||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gran Canaria?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Spain; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Gran Canaria, Spain is January, followed by February and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gran Canaria in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Gran Canaria Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 77.3°F (25.2°C) and 70.7°F (21.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Gran Canaria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Gran Canaria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73.3°F (22.9°C) and 69.6°F (20.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.