The hottest month in Gran Canaria is August when the average maximum temperature is 28°, average temperature is 25° and average minimum temperature is 22°.
The coolest month in Gran Canaria is February when the average maximum temperature is 21°, average temperature is 18° and average minimum temperature is 15°.
The longest days in Gran Canaria are in June, with an average of 13.9 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 10.4 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in Gran Canaria are in June which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month with few clouds. December has the least sunshine with an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in July when it reaches 12.2 and lowest in December when it reaches 4.2.
An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in Gran Canaria are found in September when they peak at 22° and lowest in March when they dip to 19°.
The sea is best for swimming between June and December when the temperature is above 21° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.
The wettest month in Gran Canaria is December with 4.3cm of rain and February has the most days of rain with 7.9 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Gran Canaria is June with 0.1cm of rain and July has the fewest days of rain with 0.4 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Gran Canaria is September with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 19° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.
The least humid month in Gran Canaria is January with a dew point of 13° which is comfortable for everyone.
The most windy month in Gran Canaria is July when the average maximum windspeed is 52kmh and the average wind speed is 39kmh.
The least windy month in Gran Canaria is January when the average maximum windspeed is 29kmh and the average wind speed is 17kmh.