WEATHER IN GRAN CANARIA
Canaria enjoys a spring climate all year round with average
annual temperatures that fluctuate between 18 and 25 degrees
Indeed, the international scientific community recognises this
as one of the cities with the best climate in the world - a
thorough study conducted by the University of Siracusa led the
US newspaper, USA Today, to highlight Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
one of the cities with the best climate in the world.
||However, the unusual
relief of the island has given rise to a great variety of microclimates
within Gran Canaria. While the climate is dry and sunny almost
all year round in the coastal regions, particularly in the south,
as you move up to higher altitudes the influence of the sea
is reduced and the clouds are retained by the mountains. This
produces great variations in temperature from the temperate
zones of the lower regions or valleys and subtropical forests
to the highest zones where the temperature can fall to 0 ºC.
It's not too unusual for people to go sunbathing and swimming
on the beach and then to find themselves playing around in the
snow on the mountain tops just one hour's drive later.
sea is equally as warm with temperatures fluctuating between
18 ºC in the winter months and 22 ºC during the rest
of the year. This, together with the estimated annual rate of
2,700 hours of sunlight in Gran Canaria allow you to make the
most of the day, whether you are on the beach, playing a sport,
on a day trip or enjoying an outdoor activity.
People often mistakenly think that if the winter is so warm
on the islands then the summer must be overwhelming, but this
couldn't be further from the truth. The summer in the Canary
Islands is softened by the trade winds that refresh the archipelago
serving it with pleasant mild summers with an average temperature
of 24 ºC.