Welcome to our detailed weather archive for Gran Canaria.
This article is dedicated to Gran Canaria Weather August 2010 to 2017. With photos, videos and in-resort updates, we give you the best idea of what weather to expect on your next Gran Canaria holiday.
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Goodbye August 2017
The heatwave and calima has gone, making way for the lovely blue skies that we are enjoying in the last days of August. September can be just as hot as August and is still very much Summer here on Gran Canaria. Day time temperatures at the moment are around 30ºC degrees in the south of the island.
There is rain forecast for the early hours of Thursday 31st but I’m guessing that will probably be a quick shower and then back to sunshine.
Maximum Temperatures 24th August 2017
We had a little rest from the extreme heat before it returned and we have yet another heatwave. But it is Summer after all! Gran Canaria currently has an orange weather warning for high temperatures of 37ºC degrees and in some parts of the island this week it has been just over 40ºC! The islands have had forest fire alerts and some small incidents which were handled by firefighters.
This heat has been accompanied by a calima. I can see the blue sky is slowly returning but the orange warning is in place until Saturday when it drops back to yellow and we could see the breeze returning and fresher evenings. Last night it was 28ºC degrees at 10pm!
Calima and Heatwaves Warnings Over 11th August 2017
After what seems like a never ending heatwave with temperatures of around 40ºC degrees, sandy calima and forest fire warnings, the sky is finally returning back to a beautiful blue and the sea breeze that we know and love has also returned.
Here are some of the high temperatures from different points of the island this week. The peaks of the island usually enjoy cooler temperatures in the Winter, but as you can see in the Summer it’s showing as the hottest place to be and certainly not the best weather to be hiking in. The coast was still pretty hot even with the little ocean breeze that we had.
Apologies for lack of updates but all I wanted to do was sit under the air con the past week. Last night the air was a bit fresher so I could resume my evening walk.
The pool at Servatur Green Beach Hotel in Arguineguin looks so refreshing on a hot day and it’s close to the ocean too so you have the best of both worlds.
Nothing much to report for the week ahead except for sunshine and the usual August temperatures as we enjoy the hottest month of the year. The UV index is high which means it doesn’t take long to burn so take care in the sun.
Gran Canaria Weather August 29th 2016
As we enjoy the last few days of August, a calima has made it’s presence known. The temperatures have risen and Gran Canaria has been on orange weather warning today for temps of 37ºC degrees.
Tuesday and Wednesday are set to be hot still, with a downgraded yellow warning and temperatures of around 34-36ºC degrees across the island.
So far it looks like the heatwave will be with us as we head into September, but gradually getting back to normal as the week comes to an end.
Gran Canaria Weather August 24th 2016
It’s still a little hazy but the sky is nice and blue. Temperatures are flirting round the low 30’s and the UV index is 10. There is talk of a tropical storm headed this way for the end of August, but it is very difficult to predict more than 3 days ahead. I will keep you posted.
Today’s photo is a webcam still from Playa del Ingles, taken at 6:25pm. As you can see, it’s still beach time. 🙂
Gran Canaria Weather August 22nd 2016
Yesterday’s rain was refreshing but the heat is back today. It’s been quite hazy today, temperatures of around 32ºC degrees with a really nice sea breeze.
Today’s photo was taken from Meloneras Hill looking over Sonneland, where we were admiring the purple villa!
Gran Canaria Weather August 21st 2016
What’s that? Rain? In August? Yes, for most of the afternoon we have had grey skies and drizzle over Puerto Rico and Arguineguin. Despite the cloud cover, the temperatures were hovering 29ºC degrees and it didn’t stop anyone from heading down to the beach. Puerto Rico beach was very busy and clearly it’s still warm enough for a swim.
As I type, the sun is clearing and the blue skies are on the way back in the south-west of Gran Canaria. I’m pretty sure it will be back to normal tomorrow as it was yesterday in Puerto Rico with 35ºC degrees and sunshine.
Gran Canaria Weather August 5th 2016
After a very hot week the temperatures are back down to normal for this time of year. It’s still hot (low 30’ºs) so don’t worry about that but it’s a bit more pleasant with a sea breeze instead of the ‘hairdryer effect’. Lovely blue skies were over the fishing village of Arguineguin today with a bit of cloud out at sea later in the afternoon.
Get ready for more high temperatures though, as the heatwave is set to return from Tuesday on most of the island. This yellow weather warning from AEMET says to expect temps of 34ºC degrees. I will keep you posted on whether or not this is going to be as hot as this previous week. Remember to stay hydrated and take shade to avoid the extreme temperatures.
Forest Fire Alert and Extreme Heat August 5th 2016
The Canary Islands government have declared a forest fire alert this week due to very high temperatures and an episode of hot air blowing off the Sahara. Firefighters have been battling a raging fire on the island of La Palma since Wednesday evening, which has proven difficult to put out with the current weather conditions. Sadly a park ranger has lost his life in the wildfire. According to sources it was started by a German man who set fire to his used toilet paper.
2,500 people have been evacuated from their homes and more than 3,600 hectares of land has been affected.
This morning at 10:17am, thermometers in Puerto Rico were displaying 37ºC degrees accompanied by a very hot desert wind. On a drive to El Tablero this afternoon, the car thermometer reached 46ºC degrees!
More of the same weather is predicted for tomorrow (Saturday) as all of the islands continue with an orange weather warning for temps in the high 30’s.
Sunny South and Sandstorm Warning 5th August 2015
We’re currently having a really pleasant Summer in Gran Canaria. There is nothing like a splash in the ocean to cool down and day time is quite hot in the low 30’s. Sunbathers on Patalavaca beach have the right idea.
It’s been a while since we had a calima (sandstorm) but as I type, one has lifted in the Sahara and is headed toward the Canary Islands. There is also talk of some rain, but I will keep you updated on that.
First Sunset of August in Arguineguin 2014
August has sprung out of nowhere and here we are in the warmest days of the year on the island. Lately the weather in Gran Canaria has been very hot, with temperatures in the low 30’s at least.
Beautiful blue skies and amazing sunsets are just a preview of what’s to come this month. The best way to cool down is to grab those flip flops and head to the nearest beach to cool down. Here’s the first sunset of August taken from the small pebble beach near to Sunwing Arguineguin.
Arguineguin has a market every Tuesday and is a lovely picturesque fishing village. Have you visited this friendly pueblo?
Gran Canaria Weather August 15th 2013
Temperatures have been climbing for the last few days in the Canary Islands, with Gran Canaria on orange alert for high temperatures and all islands on maximum alert for risk of fires. Yesterday the heat crept up to 41ºc degrees in Agüimes and parts of the interior of the island have been reaching 40ºc degrees today.
AEMET have kept warnings in place and we are also to expect strong winds up to 80 km/h on Gran Canaria as well as maximum temperatures over the weekend.
Summer Heatwave in Gran Canaria 8th August 2013
It’s Summer here in Gran Canaria, so of course it’s going to be hot, but we have some extra heat at the moment with a heatwave bringing maximum temperatures of 38ºc degrees.
AEMET had originally placed a yellow weather warning, which has increased to orange for Saturday 10th August this week due to the high temperatures expected.
It’s recommended to drink plenty of water, not do any strenuous activity and take shade when you can.
Gran Canaria feeling the heat! 28th August 2012
After a few days break from the intense heat, it seems Gran Canaria is to expect high temperatures in a heatwave for the last days of August.
According to AEMET Gran Canaria will be the only island with high temperatures of 34ºc degrees from 29th August 11:00am until 20:00pm on 30th. Already today we can see the hazy skies left over from previous heatwaves.
Yet another heatwave for the Canaries! 19th August 2012
We’ve lost count but this is about the 6th heatwave in Gran Canaria, so far this Summer and according to AEMET, things will be heating up from Monday 20th August in Gran Canaria, starting with a yellow weather warning for high temperatures of 34ºC degrees. This will increase to orange warning on Tuesday 21st, when we could see temperatures just under 40ºC degrees.
Considering the latest outbreak of fires on the Canary Islands, we’re hoping things don’t get too hot.
August Heatwaves 9th August 2012
After a very hot July and several heatwaves, the Canary Islands are in for yet another scorcher.
AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for high temperatures from today (9th August) increasing to orange and high temperatures of 39ºc degrees expected over the weekend in Gran Canaria.
37ºC degree Heatwave 14th August 2011
According to AEMET the current yellow weather warning for high temperatures will increase to orange from Monday morning. Temperatures are expected to reach 37 ºC and the warning now extends to Tuesday evening.
Gran Canaria Weather August 4th 2011
According to AEMET, there are high winds of up to 70 km/h from the evening of Thursday 4th August until the early hours of Sunday morning. There is a good chance of rain in the north of the island next week and cloud with sunshine in the south.
Forest Fires Under Control August 1st 2011
The wildfire that began on Sunday between the towns of Telde and Ingenio in Gran Canaria, was controlled. The fire affected a hectare of land especially shrubs. High temperatures and low humidity have hampered their control.
Calima Warning 28th August 2010
The weather alert that was issued by AEMET for 26th and 27th August, is set to continue until Monday 30th August; this includes high risk of forest fires.
Tuesday is to be a cooler day after the Saharan Air Layer (Calima) once again brings intense heat to the Canary Islands.
The south, east and west of Gran Canaria will remain on orange alert until Sunday as temperatures may exceed 38ºC degrees while the rest of the island will be in yellow alert.
Heatwave Warning 26th August 2010
AEMET have released a yellow weather warning for high temperatures this coming Thursday 26th August 2010.
Temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees and the alert lasts from 9.00am to 7pm. The last heatwave we experienced recorded temperatures of 50ºC in some parts of the island, so it’s good to know an alert has been issued in advance.
The weather alert has been extended to 7pm on Friday 27th August.
50ºC degree Heatwave 14th August 2010
After the heatwave that we experienced on Thursday this week with severely hot temperatures of around 50ºC degrees, the islands are still on weather alert. Today we have a yellow alert for high waves and then Sunday 15th August, Gran Canaria has an orange weather alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms.
The orange alert for storms is said to last the weekend, will affect the whole island and is apparently a normal occurrence after the extreme heatwave that we have just experienced.
Here is the forecast for the municipal of Mogan for the coming week:
Risk of Fire in Canaries – Orange Alert August 2010
As we pass into the second week of August, the hot weather has made it’s presence known with reports of 46ºC degrees in Las Meloneras.
At the moment we have a warning in place from the Government saying there is a risk of fires due to the intense heat on the islands. According to reports from Canarias7, a fire already broke out this morning in Gáldar. Firefighters are currently working on the scene which is proving difficult with the strong prevailing winds.
People who suffer from respiratory problems or are affected by heat should take extra care as we experience the orange weather alert. The winds are set to reach 70/80 kph.