Up to two inches of rain fell in just two hours after a mass of hot African air reached the cooler air over Gran Canaria and formed a storm system. The rain, along with thunder and lightning, fell mostly just to the north of the resorts but Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, along with Sonnenland, got a soaking.
Because of the dust in the air from the recent calima, the first part of the rain was brown and south Gran Canaria residents spent their Saturday removing a layer of dust from their cars, windows and terraces.
The freak weather conditions that caused the thunderstorm are still hovering over the Canary Islands and more rain is possible. The forecast for Sunday and Monday is for high temperatures, cloud at times and potentially rain all over the island.
Weather forecasts for Gran Canaria are difficult and while we'd be surprised to see any more rain in south Gran Canaria this month, you just never know.
For more on Gran Canaria's weather, including a month by month guide, visit our weather centre here.