Weather in Gran Canaria, Spain in May

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May is a warm and very dry time for sunbathing in Gran Canaria. May is a good month for swimming in Gran Canaria with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Gran Canaria in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Gran Canaria in May

The average maximum temperature in Gran Canaria in May is 24°. The average maximum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average temperature in Gran Canaria in May is 21°. The average temperature ranges is 20° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Gran Canaria in May is 18°. The minimum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

Sunshine in Gran Canaria in May

The average day light hours per day in Gran Canaria in May are 13.5 and there are 9.7 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Gran Canaria in May is typically 11.6 during May. 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.

Sea Temperature in Gran Canaria in May

The average sea water temperature in Gran Canaria in May is 20.3° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Gran Canaria in May

The average total rainfall in Gran Canaria in May is 0.5cm and on average there are 2.3 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Gran Canaria in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Gran Canaria in May is 15° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 14° in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Gran Canaria in May is typically 74.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 76.1% in the previous month and 74.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Gran Canaria in May is typically 60.7%. The average relative humidity is 61.9% in the previous month and 62.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Gran Canaria in May

The average maximum wind speed in Gran Canaria in May is typically 42kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 39kmh in the previous month and 45kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Gran Canaria in May is typically 28kmh. The average wind speed is 25kmh in the previous month and 31kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Gran Canaria in May is from the North.

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