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End of February Weather Gran Canaria 2017
As we enjoy the last few days of February, it’s clear that Spring is just around the corner. There has been a calima present in the last few days, with a spontaneous downpour on Thursday evening, which seemed to clear the air a little. Right now the sky is looking less hazy and temperatures are around 24ºC degrees and even hotter if you find yourself a little sunspot.
As always, it’s hard to predict more than 3 days in advance how the weather will be but there is the possibility of an Atlantic storm at the beginning of March. As far as the next 7 days go, so far so good.
Valentine’s Day in Gran Canaria 2017
Love is in the air and so were the lovely blue skies and sunshine today in south Gran Canaria. We went for a walk in Bahia Feliz and the weather was perfect! It’s hard to believe we had so much rain last weekend! There is a bit more rain on the way for Wednesday 15th which should clear, making way for a sunny end to the week.
Frosty Gran Canaria February 4th 2017
The south of Gran Canaria is enjoying bright blue skies and sunshine this morning with a nice sea breeze, it’s perfect Winter weather. So you might be surprised to learn that the photograph below was taken this morning in Valleseco where temperatures were 4,5ºC and the ground was covered in FROST!
This really is the beauty of Gran Canaria. Especially in the Winter months, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Top tip: keep a hoodie in the boot of your car if you are exploring the island. 🙂
The skies are looking clear for the week ahead!
Gran Canaria Weather February 22nd 2016
Well the sunny temperatures are back! This morning I left the south of Gran Canaria with about 26ºC degrees, drove up through Cercados de Espino and into the mountains on the search for snow. On the way up we could see it but it has started to thaw, so I think tomorrow may be the last day to properly see it.
We were diverted a couple of times, but this meant that we had the wonderful surprise of seeing Mount Teide completely covered in snow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it like that before.
First stop was Cruz de Tejeda for a drink and toilet break at Parador Cruz de Tejeda Hotel. There was snow along the edges of the road and carpark. It was quite amusing to see people up there wearing flip flops and beach wear. Saying that, it wasn’t as cold as it usually is up there, maybe about 11ºC degrees.
We left Cruz de Tejeda on the road up to Pico de las Nieves, the highest point on the island. This road turned into a single file one way diversion, which took over 1 hour to do a 10 minute drive. It was fun though! There was so much snow on the sides of the road in the forest. Most people were jumping out and taking photos in the snow, building snowmen (we saw some unique ones with green hair 😀 ) and there were even picnics taking place. It was VERY busy for a Monday!
Once we got to the crossroads we headed back down as we were stuck for time. As soon as we got down to Telde and onto the highway it was as if someone had turned the heat up and we were back to 27ºC degrees. AMAZING!
Gran Canaria Weather February 20th 2016
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! What? Snowing in Gran Canaria? Yes a cold front this last week brought cooler temperatures to the coast and 4 metres of snow to the mountains of Gran Canaria. As far as I know, it has stopped snowing now, but it is still there until it heats up a bit and starts to melt. Do take precautions if you decide to drive up there.
This video was taken on Friday 19th.
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Posted by Juan Rodriguez Sosa on Saturday, February 20, 2016
At the first hint of snowfall I’m usually one of the first people to head up to the peaks, but like many others I was suffering from flu all week, so watched snow videos online instead. Friday was very ‘cold’ in the south west with day time temperatures of just 15ºC degrees in Arguineguin and Puerto Rico.
It was a very strange feeling and I’m still defrosting. We’ve had rain on and off but nothing too bad, it was more the grey skies and cold wind.
I did take a short drive to Soria up through Cercados de Espino, to see if I could see the snow caps, but the mist from the rain was too intense. It was 8ºC degrees daytime in Soria.
Looking ahead, the temperatures are slowly creeping back up to what we call normal Winter temps. The mountains are still usually cold this time of year anyway, but the south coast should get back to a pleasant 25ºC degrees very soon.
Gran Canaria Weather February 9th 2016
Happy Martes de Carnaval (Carnival Tuesday) from a very sunny Gran Canaria. Once again the weather has been pretty much perfect today. Great day for tanning at the beach or sitting on a terrace of a cafe watching the world go by.
Blue skies once again and sunshine shone down on Bahia Feliz where I visited the lovely Kirsti’s Cafe Espresso for a nutella waffle and drink.
This is the view of Las Pitas Apartments, how lovely is that grass?
Gran Canaria Weather February 3rd 2016
Didn’t I tell you that the sunshine would be back today? Well blues skies and those wispy clouds were back today. It seems we still have a calima lingering over the islands but nothing too bad. I don’t think I’ve worn my coat all Winter!
Here are some photos from my walk in Arguineguin this afternoon. I think you will agree that La Lajilla natural pool does look very inviting for a Winter swim.
Walking up the stairs from La Lajilla beach, there is a painting of the islands on the wall.
Gran Canaria Weather February 2nd 2016
We have a cloudy start to February here in the south of Gran Canaria. Earlier today in Puerto Rico the sun was trying very hard to shine through the grey sky and there were still people walking about without t-shirts, to give you an idea of the temperature.
After having a delicious meal at Balcon Canario in the Shopping Center, I was ready for a siesta and the grey afternoon was perfect for it.
Looking toward Puerto Rico along the Mogán coastline, see the Marina Suites swimming pool jutting out of the rock in today’s photo.
It feels like we would benefit from a good rain shower. Apparently the blue skies will be back tomorrow.
Gran Canaria Weather February 15th 2014
The weather has been fantastic here in Gran Canaria this month so far, so I was surprised when I heard that AEMET have issued storm warnings from Saturday 15th February, which will affect all of the Canary Islands.
Predictions show there may be snow showers in the peaks of Gran Canaria and the whole island is to expect big waves, wind gusts up to 90 km/h and heavy rain.
Although weather is the Canaries is usually nice all year round, it seems we have our version of April showers as soon as Carnival season starts.
After a very hazy day in the south of Gran Canaria, it’s really cooled down this evening. Rain is expected from the early hours of Saturday and could continue until Monday.
Here’s a short video I took last time it snowed in Gran Canaria, which was about a month ago:
Gran Canaria Weather February 4th 2013
It’s been pretty dusty/sandy the last few days but now AEMET have put up a yellow weather warning for ‘polvo en suspención’ (suspended sand) in Gran Canaria. The past few days have been warmer and the cooler evenings which are the norm for Winter, have turned slightly balmy.
I’ve talked about this phenomena quite a bit on this blog and it’s known as a Calima, which is basically just when the winds blow from the East of the Sahara desert and carries over to the islands. The sky is still pretty blue considering so hopefully it will blow over soon and is predicted to last until Tuesday 5th February at 15:00h.
This screenshot from the webcam in Playa del Ingles, shows the sand on the horizon.
Snow in Gran Canaria 4th February 2012
It seemed that Gran Canaria was feeling a bit left out with the big freeze this week in most of Europe, until this afternoon.
Snow and ice was present in the mountains of Gran Canaria this afternoon (04/02/12) with a minimum temperature of 1.4ºc degrees. Down in the holiday resorts like Puerto Rico, the temperatures have been mild in the mid 20ºc’s, so sun seeking tourists need not worry.
Gran Canaria Weather February 2nd 2012
According to AEMET, from Friday 3rd February there is a weather warning for the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is to expect high winds of up to 70 km/h and waves from 18:00h until Sunday morning. Take care swimming and along the coasts, especially with the wave warning.
Gran Canaria Weather 26th February 26th 2010
According to AEMET the Canary Islands are in for another storm of high winds and we have been placed on yellow weather alert from tomorrow. Some parts of the mountains are on orange alert and winds are expected to reach up to 100 kilometres an hour. The last storm caused havoc on the islands, destroying much of the coastal areas and mudslides.
The same storm then built up and carried onto the island of Madeira where it caused over 30 deaths and a horrendous amount of destruction.
As the cleanup begins there, another storm is heading over from the Atlantic, which so far has Canary Islands and Madeira in it’s path.
Gran Canaria Weather February 14th 2010
AEMET have declared a weather warning for the Canary Islands including Gran Canaria for wind and rain from 14/02/10.
The stormy weather warning is in place for today and tomorrow so far although it looks like it could be a rainy week ahead in general.