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The months of stable weather we've had in Gran Canaria are ending and there's a chance of rain towards the end of the week.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:13

No, Tenerife Isn't About To Erupt

The dregs of the British press (Express, Star; Mail won't be far behind) reported yesterday that Teide volcano on Tenerife is about to erupt. Here's why they are talking nonsense.

03.10.2016: We were expecting a weak but wet front to arrive today or tomorrow and brings showers to most of Gran Canaria. However, it's gone north and won't affect us.

29.09.2016 Gran Canaria, and particularly the south of the island is currently under a surprise cloud of dust. 

The Trade Winds have faded and we're now in the period of calm, sunny weather known in the Canary Islands as  'las bonanzas de Septiembre'.

Visitors to the Canary Islands have been warned to watch out for fake ambulances and a scam based around food poisoning in hotels.

The Spanish AEMET weather service has confirmed that summer 2016 was a hot one and that it expects autumn in the Canary Islands to be warmer than normal. 

Gran Canaria-based TV Mucho brings high-quality and completely legal UK TV to everyone around the world with a television set and an internet connection.

19.09.2016: If you're in Gran Canaria you may have noticed the grey to the south and east of the island yesterday. That was a wet front that never quite made it to land (it just touched Fuerteventura and Lanzarote).

16.09.2016: A cloudy start to today although the sun will out in south Gran Canaria from around midday. 

So, local property and construction firm Lopesan has bought a 50% stake of Anfi del Mar timeshare resort for €40 million. Why so cheap?

12.09.2016: There's a tropical system heading towards Gran Canaria from the south that may cause a storm today. It was forecast for the afternoon but could well arrive earlier.

09.09.2016: Temperatures drop by at least 5ºC over the weekend as winds from the Atlantic Ocean cool the island down.

For a real taste of Gran Canaria's wine, olive oil and local cuisine, a bespoke tour with a local guide is the way to go. 

05.09.2016: The fierce heatwave scorching south and western Spain this week won't affect the Canary Islands. Instead, Gran Canaria gets standard September weather; hot sun and a few gusts of wind.

Las Palmas has an exciting restaurant scene but adds to its foodie credentials with regular food and drink events. Here's our pick of the ones you can't miss if you're in Gran Canaria on the right date.

Tunte is south Gran Canaria's biggest hill town and an obligatory stop on a tour across the island.

Ron miel is Gran Canaria's most famous liqueur, but it's not the only one. It's not even the tastiest. We recently tracked down the story behind a fantastic local liqueur that's only made in one place in Gran Canaria.

29.08.2016: South Gran Canaria is currently on Orange alert (until 19.00) for high temperatures with the rest of the island and the Canarian archipelago on yellow alert. The Canarian Government has also announced an alert for maximum temperatures. 

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