Daily Weather and Current Time - Gran Canaria (Las Palmas)
The standard time/local time in Gran Canaria is UTC / GMT + 1 h (WEST) Daylight Saving Time. But it is in summer times; during outside summertime, the local time is just UTC / GMT.
Gran Canaria presents a great climatic diversity, due to both the altitudinal gradient and the effect of the trade winds, which cause sharp landscape differences between windward and leeward, for this reason, it is called "The Continent in Miniature". The insular capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is considered to be the city with the best climate in the world according to a study made by the University of Syracuse (New York). On the other hand, Mogán, in the south of the island, is the place of the European Union with more clear days. The climate of Gran Canaria makes ecological diversity remarkable: the island has more than one hundred plant endemism, as well as other five hundred shared with the rest of the Canary Islands.
In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the summers are hot, humid and arid; the winters are long, comfortable and dry and it is windy and mostly clear throughout the year. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 16 ° C to 27 ° C and rarely drops below 14 ° C or rises above 30 ° C.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of the year to visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for heat activities is from the end of June to the end of September.
The temperate season lasts 3.3 months, from July 7 to October 16, and the average daily maximum temperature is over 26 °C. The hottest day of the year is August 21, with an average maximum temperature of 27 °C and an average minimum temperature of 22 °C.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located near a large body of water (e.g. an ocean, sea or large lake). The average temperature of the water has extreme seasonal variations during the year.
The time of year when the water is warmer lasts 3.0 months, from August 7 to November 7, with an average temperature above 22 °C. The day of the year when the water is warmer is September 23, with an average temperature of 23 °C.
The time of year when the water is coldest lasts 3.9 months, from January 9 to May 6, with an average temperature below 20 °C. The day of the year when the water is the coldest is February 26, with an average temperature of 19 °C.
The cool season lasts 3.9 months, from December 17 to April 13, and the average daily maximum temperature is less than 22 °C. The coldest day of the year is February 5, with an average minimum temperature of 16 °C and an average maximum of 21 °C.