Gran Canaria’s weather in May is really spectacular! It’s that time of year when temperature levels are ideal both during the day and at night. May is significantly hotter than the spring months. If you visit in May, there will be plenty of sunlight and little rain. At this time of year, the weather is extremely hot, and the evenings are relatively warm with a cooler breeze than during the day. Temperatures have risen significantly in comparison to April.
The average maximum and minimum daily temperatures are 25 degrees Celsius and 18 degrees Celsius, respectively. In May, there will be an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day and 1 day of rain totaling 3mm. The sea temperatures average 20 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for swimming at the beach. If you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time, you should wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking eyewear. Keep in mind that bright surfaces like water and sand increase UV exposure.
Expect a moderate breeze to develop stronger at times during May, with gusts up to 18 mph. Any wind will feel warm but refreshing with high humidity and warm air temperatures.
Because of the high topography, the Canaries attract and create cloud primarily in the afternoon as thermals change. In May, the average cloud cover lowers significantly to approximately 17%. Whereas in April, one in five days may be cloudy.
On the first of May, sunrise is at 07:21 and sunset is at 20:36. Sunrise is at 07:05 and sunset is at 20:53 on the final day of the month in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.