Gran Canaria is just amazing in January! Clear blue skies and sparkling blue seas! Northern Europe is in the heart of Winter with sub-zero temperatures but Gran Canaria during this month boasts one of the warmest places in all Europe. January is also the time when many from Northern Europe migrate to warmer climates and Gran Canaria is a favourite. The January weather temperatures in Gran Canaria are Spring-like! Many tourists visit the island for guaranteed Winter sun. The South of Gran Canaria in January is the warmest and driest. A person can wear a tee-shirt and shorts during the day but maybe sitting in the shade you may find it a little cooler. Especially at night the temperature drop so a light jacket and trousers are good to wear.
Gran Canaria still has sunshine most days with temperatures hovering around 20c in the South. However, it is Winter so there will be more rain and cloud than most months.
During January there are a couple of festivals. For example thgere is the Cabalgada de los Reyes Magos. This is a holiday in Spain so expect to see parades and activities for this event.
Did You Know: Gran Canaria during January boasts one of the warmest places in all the whole of Europe. What are the temperatures during January?
The air temperature can fluctuate between 15°C in the North to 21°C in the South so sunbathing is still a viable pastime. During the evening and night, it falls to a 15°C to 20°C in the South.
For the month of January in Gran Canaria you will enjoy just over 11 hours of daylight, with the sun rising at around 7:55am and setting just after 6:20pm at the beginning of January to 6:40pm at the end of January.
Does it rain in January on Gran Canaria? Well, January usually sees around 25mm of rain over an average of 3 days of rain in the month. The amount can vary but on average about 25mm for the entire month of January. However, depending on where you are on Gran Canaria you are unlikely to see any rain if located in the South of Gran Canaria.
Remember: These stats for Gran Canaria weather are average temperature which includes the cooler and wetter North of the island. So it is likely you will experience more sun, warmer temperatures, and blue skies.
The trade wind always blows North-Eastern throughout the year. This provides a cool breeze that without this the Canaries would be like the blistering Sahara on the African Continent. These winds also give some humidity, to the region so that there are rainfalls in season. The waters surrounding the islands come down from Nordic regions providing a fresh cool temperature to the ocean.