We publish a new Gran Canaria weather forecast twice a week. Our forecast is based on information from the Spanish and Canary Islands weather services plus satellite and radar data. We try and be as accurate as possible but also admit to any mistakes (it's a small island and sometimes, weather just misses it) and try to explain them. Check here if you are coming on holiday to Gran Canaria and want to know what weather to expect.
For detailed information about the weather and climate in Gran Canaria, including a monthly guide to what temperatures and weather to expect, see our Gran Canaria weather guide.
To see the Gran Canaria weather live at any time of day, see our webcam page.
Spain and most of Europe are about to go Baltic due to a vast blob of freezing Polar air and this will push rain and cool air south towards Gran Canaria. It will affect the north and the highlands much more than the south and the resorts.
South and central Gran Canaria is on yellow alert for wind and waves from 15.00 today Friday, January 26 until at least midday on Sunday. The alert for wind and waves is also active for north Gran Canaria on Saturday.
A new blast of cool air from the north arrives in Gran Canaria just in time for the weekend. It will bring cloud and showers to north Gran Canaria but shouldn't have any effect on the resorts apart from a few cloudy patches.
The Catholic church rather than the local tourist authorities still decides when to open church doors in Gran Canaria. This means that some of the island's prettiest churches, such as the Puerto de las Nieves hermitage, are often closed during the day.