By October weather in Gran Canaria undergoes a slight change. You can feel it in the air, you can see it in the change of light, and you sense that Summer is over!
For many, this is a welcome change! There are a few days generally of total cloud cover and it may rain, but usually only during the night. However, October weather in Gran Canaria is still ideal for sunbathing, lounging by the pool, or having a swim in the warm waters along the coast.
Did You Know: According to statistics that the sea temperature for October is at 23°C the second warmest of the year! What is the warmest sea temperature of the whole year? You’ve guessed it! September.
The air temperature can fluctuate between 25°C to 27°C so sunbathing is still very much an option. During the evening and night, it falls to a pleasant 20°C.
For the month of October in Gran Canaria you will enjoy approximately 12 hours of daylight, with the sun rising at around 8am and setting just before 8pm.
Does it rain in October on Gran Canaria? Well, October usually sees just 2 days of rain in the month. The amount can vary but on average about 13mm for the entire month of October. 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.