If you are in south Gran Canaria this week, expect cloudless days with lots of sunshine and temperatures over 25ºC. There will be a breeze but there shouldn't be any strong winds. The north of the island will be similar. Evenings will be cool (below 20ºC) because there are no clouds to trap the heat of the day.
Note that there is a big weather system in the Atlantic Ocean trying to get to us, but it is being pushed back by a high-pressure system sitting over North Africa. All the models say that the African air will beat the storm and that it won't get to the Canary Islands.
However, we can expect more calima on Friday as the two weather systems collide and the winds swing to the south-east.
It's not going to be a great week for surf with the waves forecast to remain under a metre all around the island.
So, it's a 'see you on the beach' week in Gran Canaria.
Welcome to sunny 2017!