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Hot and Hazy April 1st 2017
No April Fools here, last night a thick haze blew over the islands which we call a calima. This morning my desk was covered in a fine layer of red sand and the early morning air felt hot. Temperatures in Puerto Rico were about 35ºC degrees at midday and although the sky looks grey, the UV index is high, so sun protection is an absolute must.
Here’s a screenshot from Radisson Blu Gran Canaria‘s webcam in Arguineguin, which looks out towards Anfi del Mar. You can see the sky looks kind of miserable, but this is the effect of the calima. According to forecasts this dry, hot spell will stick around until Monday 3rd April.
Gran Canaria Weather April 23rd 2016
Well it’s getting to the end of April and the temperatures have been on the rise. This week we’ve had a few cloudy days due to the tail end of a storm higher up in the Atlantic, but no rain in the south. It’s actually been pretty warm. The UV index has increased for sure, which means you may want to up your SPF if you burn easily (like myself). Here is a video I shot in San Agustin this week, it was very hot but the breeze took the edge off. Temperatures are flirting in the high 20’s.
Patalavaca beach on an evening walk. Still great for hitting up the beach in the late afternoon. The weather for the week ahead is looking good.
Gran Canaria Weather April 4th 2016
What a stunning day it is. Bright blue skies and sunshine today on my walk in Arguineguin. It was the perfect day for the beach. The forecast shows we could have a bit of rain tomorrow in the south of Gran Canaria. But, for now the weather is beautiful.
Gran Canaria Weather April 1st 2016
Happy April. To start off the month I took a walk along the promenade in San Agustin. The sun was hot but the wind had a ‘cool nip’ to it, so sitting in the shade wasn’t much fun when I went to a nearby cafe. A sunny start but now in the south of Gran Canaria is has clouded over. We could be in for some more rain by the look of it. The weather forecast is currently showing sunshines but that’s not what I see from my window.
Gran Canaria Weather April 9th 2014
It was a really hot day and beautiful Spring weather for April. Taurito has it’s very own water park which is free for some hotel guests but non guests can also pay to visit the park.
It’s a great family day out and only 10 minutes drive from Puerto Rico.
Gran Canaria Weather April 18th 2013
A few days ago whilst having a well deserved day off at Amadores Beach Club Spa in Puerto Rico, I was lazily looking up at the sky and noticed the bright blue skies changed to haze. It was very hot sunbathing near to the salt water pool and I realised we must have a heatwave on the way.
Canarias7 newspaper are reporting today that Canary Islands are due a heatwave and calima on Saturday 20th April. AEMET have in fact placed a yellow weather warning for extreme heat from Friday 19th with temperatures of 34ºc degrees expected, elevating to an orange warning with temps 37ºc degrees.
The heatwave is also expected to bring ‘polvo en suspensión’ which is basically what is often referred to as a calima, where the sand from the Sahara is picked up in the atmosphere, causing a hot haze that lingers over the islands.
Gran Canaria Weather April 27th 2012
This morning started off very rainy and we have had showers on and off throughout the day, in Puerto Rico, Arguineguin and Playa del Ingles. The wind has picked up and it looks like we could be in for some more rain before the day is out.
We snapped this photo of Puerto Rico’s main road leading to Puerto Rico Shopping Center, in which you can see the offending cloud looming in the distance. The rain is only forecast for today, so let’s hope it picks up for any outdoor events happening over the weekend.
Gran Canaria Weather April 25th 2012
The birds are chirping, sky is blue, sunshine streaming down and it’s late afternoon in Puerto Rico. In my opinion, it’s is the best time to visit Puerto Rico beach – when the sun is still strong enough to warm your bones and there’s a gentle breeze in the air.
There are plenty of sun loungers free on the promenade, so it’s time to sit back, relax and take in the views before heading off to dinner.
Gran Canaria Weather April 10th 2012
AEMET have predicted heavy rain showers for all of the Canary Islands including Gran Canaria for 11th April. The yellow weather warning for rain was originally for the north of the island only, but it now seems the whole island is in for showers from around 8am.
Gran Canaria Weather April 28th 2011
Stormy skies where looming over Las Meloneras today and there was even a water spout (water tornado) out at sea, which we tried to capture in the image below as it was forming.
Torrential rain caused beach-goers to flee to the nearest shelter, Cafe de Paris in the IFA Faro Hotel. What a good excuse for some hot coffee and cake.
AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for all of the Canary Islands for stormy weather including high winds and heavy rainfall.
More rain expected for Gran Canaria on (Friday 29th) with the weather warning and 100% chance of rain from Saturday 30th and into the 1st of May.
Gran Canaria Weather April 16th 2011
Due to the approaching storm to the west of the Canary Islands, AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for the western islands and Gran Canaria for Sunday 17th April. Wind gusts are expected to reach 75km/h and heavy rain from 6am Sunday morning.
Gran Canaria Weather April 13th 2011
After what seems like a long hot spell of weather with temperatures around 30ºC degrees, we find rain on the way to the Canary Islands, forecast by AEMET for Sunday 17th as we begin Semana Santa (Easter Week).
Sunday/Monday will see a storm to the west of the Canary Islands, which will progress up to mainland Spain.
Gran Canaria Weather April 3rd 2011
AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for Gran Canaria for risk of high winds up to 75 km/h and waves. The warning is for the whole island and in place from Sunday 3rd April – Tuesday 5th April.