Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. It forms part of the archipelago known as the Canary Islands. All seven of the islands are renowned for their wonderful weather all year round and for these reason they are known as the Islands of Eternal Spring.

Gran Canaria is geographically diverse and so the weather varies from the north to the south, and from the east to the west of the island. The north is normally cooler than the south even though the island generally experiences mild winters and warm summers. The summer temperatures are pleasant thanks to the North-East Trade Winds and the Canary Current.

The average temperature in winter is 21C and in summer is 26C. The annual rainfall on the island is also low; the wettest period is between December and January.

Gran Canaria Travel Guide

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