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Gran Canaria Weather May 26th 2016
We’ve had quite an intense few days of hot weather, not really a heatwave, just a preview of what’s to come in Summer. Today however has clouded over a little and the air is a bit cooler than previous days. Here’s the forecast for the weekend as we head into June.
We have a light drop in temperature and rain is expected for parts of Gran Canaria today, including the south. It’s starting to look pretty cloudy in Playa del Ingles this afternoon. This webcam still is from lunch time.
Gran Canaria Weather May 15th 2016
This time last year we had crazy ‘hair dryer’ temperatures of 40ºC, air con season began and Summer was there to stay. This year however it seems the first big heatwave is taking it’s time.
Daytime temps are currently around 29ºC degrees (hot enough) but there is a cooler breeze of an evening. Saying that, this afternoon those 3d style clouds have made an appearance which can be a sign of a calima. Here’s a screenshot from Puerto de Mogán webcam, which does show a bit of cloud.
Gran Canaria Weather May 6th 2016
Here’s a quick update as I’ve been asked so many times, if it’s going to rain or not. We’ve had some cloudy starts this week with a cooler feeling in the air but very hot at times too. We are forecast some rain because of a storm currently to the west of the islands in the Atlantic.
AEMET have also issued a heavy rain warning for the Canary Islands, which so far is only affecting the north of Gran Canaria. According to the forecast we could see it turning cloudy Saturday evening with rain showers all day Sunday in the south, then on and off until Wednesday.
Gran Canaria Weather May 2nd 2016
Hello May 2016! The feel of Summer is definitely in the air! The long bank holiday weekend was perfect for heading to the beach. Families where still on Playa de las Marañuelas in Arguineguin at 7pm this evening. The sky was pretty hazy looking over towards Anfi del Mar but blue skies inland.
The forecasts are showing possible showers for next weekend. It’s difficult to predict more than a few days in advance though, so that could easily pass. The UV index is high at 9, so it doesn’t take long for skin to burn, even on a cloudy day and temperatures are coasting in the high 20’s.
Heatwave Alert 11th May 2015
AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for a hot spell of weather in Gran Canaria as temperatures of 34ºC degrees are expected on the island.
So far the warning is from Monday 11th at 11:00h until at least 19:00h Tuesday evening when the warning spreads to the rest of the Canary Islands.
The temperatures have been climbing in the last couple of days and it’s very easy to get burnt, with a very high UV index of 11.
The heatwave is going to affect the south, west, east and the mountain peaks where there is a risk of forest fires. Please do not do any grilling if visiting the mountains!
According to reports, the temperatures should return to what is normal for May, by Friday.
Gran Canaria Weather May 26th 2014
Today’s weather report comes from San Agustin beach in the south of Gran Canaria. It was cloudy with sunny intervals but not really sunbathing weather as you can see from the photo.
Nothing to stop you from relaxing on a sun lounger though with a good book, playing some beach tennis or walking along the coast. The temperature in San Agustin this afternoon was around 24ºc degrees, so it was perfect for enjoying a drink in El Capitan Restaurant that overlooks the beach.
Gran Canaria Weather May 23rd 2014
Today was quite a cloudy day, some blue sky peeking through, windy with temperatures around 26ºc degrees, perfect for walking along this rugged bit of coastline and past the hotels in Bahia Feliz.
A pleasant walk finished in a small cafe (next door to Hiperdino supermarket) the apple crumble cake is delicious as are the nutella waffles! I will be posting more about Bahia Feliz soon, as it’s become my new favourite resort.
Gran Canaria Weather May 19th 2014
Sometimes all you need in the day is a little detour to the beach. It was the perfect day to just look across at the Atlantic Ocean and the natural pool of Playa la Lajilla in the fishing village of Arguineguin.
The weather so far this month has been absolutely beautiful, day times have been pretty hot around 29ºc degrees but evenings are still cool enough to feel comfortable. It’s really starting to feel like Summer already! 🙂
Gran Canaria Weather 9th May 2014
Well it does look like we are in for that heatwave I mentioned. AEMET have since issued the following warning:
From Sunday 11th May the Canaries will be affected by a entry of warm and dry air from Africa which will produce very high temperatures.
The temperatures are expected to be most intense on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th through until Friday 16th May when they will begin to descend.
Highs of 37ºC degrees are to be expected in parts of the islands, including the mountains of Gran Canaria.
This heatwave will be accompanied by calima (The Saharan Air Layer – a mass of suspended dust and sand) – the most affected islands will be Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
As always I will keep you updated: Right now in Gran Canaria South, it’s sunny and hot with a little haze which was visible last night at sunset.
Gran Canaria Weather 7th May 2014
It’s been some time since we’ve had any weather warnings from AEMET but from 8th May we have a yellow warning for high winds in the mountains of Gran Canaria. The wind is expected to reach up to 70km/h and so far extends to 9th May.
At the same time, temperatures are predicted to be on the rise for the weekend with a increase in the UV index to 11 in the south and in these next few days a slight chance of rain in the north of Gran Canaria.
It looks like we will see temperatures up to 34ºc degrees (in the south) and hazy skies around Tuesday 13th, according to the forecast, which usually indicates a calima (suspended sand in the atmosphere).
Gran Canaria Weather 23rd May 2013
Last week it was a particularly grey day and I thought it was the perfect afternoon to visit IKEA in Telde. Leaving the south, the sky wasn’t too bad but as soon as we had driven past Playa del Ingles and San Agustin, the clouds began to look a little darker.
May is not a usual month to have rain in Gran Canaria, but we do have the few odd days. We weren’t even past Vecindario when the rain turned quite heavy.
On arriving at IKEA it was only spitting but a bit windy and cold compared to the south. Although friends did contact and tell me that the dark cloud had proceeded over to Playa del Ingles and it was raining a little.
This is the view from the IKEA restaurant, which was the first place we headed for a drink and some meatballs with chips (they are ok now apparently) 🙂
So as you can see shopping is always an option in Gran Canaria when it rains, (which is rarely does).
Canary Islands Day May 2012
This evening the Canarian flag flew proudly over Puerto Rico beach for Canary Islands day as I took a sunny stroll.
The sign of Gran Canaria Restaurant overlooking Puerto Rico beach and sun loungers was an appealing photo opportunity.
Even at 7pm it was still a great time to be enjoying the last few hours of sunshine on the beach.
Gran Canaria Weather May 11th 2012
AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for high temperatures of 34ºc degrees in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands. The warning comes into place officially Saturday 12th May at noon and will continue until Sunday evening, so far.
The temperatures are already on the rise and visibility due to a calima or desert storm is going to decrease in the next few days.
AEMET have upgraded the weather warning from yellow to orange for Sunday 13th and Monday 14th May in the Eastern Canary Islands including Gran Canaria. Temperatures are said to reach 38ºc degrees over the weekend.
Gran Canaria Weather 4th May 2012
Plaza Perez Galdos is a nice place to relax and take shade on hot days in Arguineguin. At midday in May the temperatures can get pretty intense and so a seating area under a shady tree can be tempting. The leaves from the tree providing shade, made a pretty frame for the Church in our photo of the day.
Gran Canaria Weather 16th May 2011
Arucas and Artenara have reported hail today as Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have experience electrical storms and early morning rain. There has been no significant change in temperature.