Welcome to our detailed weather archive for Gran Canaria.
This article is dedicated to Gran Canaria Weather July 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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Heatwave Alert 28th July 2017
We have a heatwave or is it just Summer? 😉 To give you an idea, it’s 8:30pm and the temperature is currently 32ºC degrees! According to AEMET we are to expect high temperatures until Saturday evening. The UV index is very high and that means you should take extra care as skin can burn quickly.
Summer in Gran Canaria July 2017
After a very hot week in the last week of June July has arrived with a welcome sea breeze. The temperatures are still high as is normal for this time of year with a high UV index of 12.
Gran Canaria Weather July 13th 2016
A heatwave was predicted and a heatwave is what we got. The sky is much hazier today as the calima approaches and the heat is on. Last night at 7.24pm it was still 29ºC degrees in the south of Gran Canaria. When I woke up at about 7 this morning it was still pretty warm at 22ºC degrees.
AEMET has given yellow weather warnings for waves, high winds and high temperatures of 34ºC degrees, which will be present until at least Friday.
So far in the south-west we haven’t had any high winds, in fact it’s quite calm outside. Yesterday Playa de las Marañuelas was decorated in colourful parasols, it was a market day and Arguineguin are celebrating the Fiestas del Carmen at the moment.
Gran Canaria Weather July 11th 2016
Well if you thought it was warm it’s about to get even hotter! Temperatures of 35-40ºC degrees are expected this week. Please do take care at the hottest times of the day, take some shade and wear sunscreen.
Today I took a stroll in Parque Sur Maspalomas. It’s such a pretty park lined with palms and red flamboyant trees, great for running or picnics in the shade.
According to the forecast, the temperatures are going to rise from Wednesday, accompanied by high winds up to 75 km/h. At the moment we also have a weather warning of big waves, so take care when swimming and pay attention to beach flags. At the moment I’m not sure if this is a standard heat wave or a calima on the way. I’ll keep you updated.
Gran Canaria Weather July 1st 2016
We’ve had a rather hot start to the Summer already with an intense calima at the end of June, where we had temperatures of around 40ºC degrees on some parts of the island.
Here we are on the 1st of July with bright blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the south of Gran Canaria at about 28ºC degrees, with a pleasant breeze. The water temperature is about 21ºC degrees in the south depending on which beach you bathe at and the UV index is at a high with 11. At 8pm this evening, there were still people enjoying the sunshine on Arguineguin‘s Playa de las Marañuelas.
This video of Bahia Feliz beach was taken on the 27th of June, so you have an idea of what’s to come this month.
There isn’t usually much change in the Gran Canaria Summer weather, except we may have some more heatwaves on the way, possibly a calima or two, with daily daytime temperatures of 32ºC degrees on average in the south. The north of Gran Canaria usually experiences some low cloud, but temperatures are still high.
Gran Canaria Weather July 6th-8th 2015
It wouldn’t be July without a heatwave, so get ready for temperatures to hit 38ºC degrees in Gran Canaria in the next few days! AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning from Monday 6th for temps of 34ºC degrees, increasing to 38ºC degrees on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th. The island is now also at risk for forest fires.
They may extend the warning as it looks like this hot spell will continue until next weekend. There is also talk of the heatwave being accompanied by a calima (sandstorm). I will keep you updated on this, for now at least the sky is a lovely blue.
Stay hydrated and take shade during the hottest times of the day. The great thing about Summer in Gran Canaria is that you can stay on the beach until 9pm, so if you venture out later in the day you aren’t going to be missing out. 😉
Heatwave Warning July 2013
It’s July so it’s already hot hot hot in the Canary Islands but from Tuesday 9th we are in for a heatwave, according to AEMET.
So far the low risk yellow warning is showing 34ºc degrees for Tuesday, rising up to 36ºc degrees on Wednesday in Gran Canaria. It seems the whole island will be affected except for the North.
Gran Canaria Weather July 20th 2012
After a week of intense heat in the Canaries, particularly south of Gran Canaria, AEMET have extended the heatwave warning for the weekend. Temperatures of 36ºc degrees are expected over the weekend of 21st/22nd July, much the same as the past week.
Gran Canaria Weather July 14th 2012
AEMET have isssued a yellow and orange weather warning for high temperatures in Gran Canaria this weekend. Saturday is to expect temperatures of 34ºc degrees, which increase with the orange warning for Monday 16th to 38ºc degrees.
Gran Canaria Weather July 30th 2011
As the temperatures rise, Gran Canaria is now on orange weather warning for high temperatures. According to AEMET temperatures could reach 37ºc degrees today, with the alert lasting until 7pm. All other Canary Islands still have yellow weather warning in place.
Gran Canaria Weather July 28th 2011
The last few days of July this year will see a heatwave on the islands according to AEMET. The yellow warning for high temperatures is in place from Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th July. Temperatures are expected to reach 35ºc degrees on the islands including Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria Weather July 15th 2011
AEMET have issued a yellow warning for Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July in the Canary Islands including the South, East and West coasts of Gran Canaria for high wind gusts up to 70 km/h and waves.
Gran Canaria Weather July 8th 2011
AEMET has issued a yellow warning for high winds and waves affecting the Canaries including Gran Canaria from Saturday 9th July at 12:00. Wind gusts up to 75km/h are expected with large waves affecting all coasts. So far the warning extends to Sunday evening.
Gran Canaria Weather July 3rd 2011
AEMET issued a yellow weather warning for waves in the south, east and west coasts of Gran Canaria from Monday 4th July until Tuesday at 12:00.
Gran Canaria Weather July 16th 2010
According to AEMET, we are in for yet another calima and weather alert of temperatures just under 40ºC degrees in time for Arguineguin’s Fiestas del Carmen.
This will include the east, south and west of Gran Canaria commencing from the morning of Sunday 18th July and should burn itself out in the same day. There are also some yellow costal alerts for Saturday 17th July.