The single most common question we get in the Gran Canaria Info group is...
What is the weather going to be like during my holiday?
The answer is almost always the same: If you are going to south Gran Canaria's resorts, it is very likely to be sunny every day. Yes, even in the winter. Yes, even though your weather app says it is going to be cloudy. Yes, even in January. And in February, etc.
Obviously it does sometimes rain in Gran Canaria, even in the sun-baked south, and there are occassional cloudy days.
To check for these rare rain and clouds there is no point using generic weather apps because they use data that averages out the weather and temperature across Gran Canaria.
This means that the forecast for Puerto Rico and other resorts includes weather and temperatrure predictions for inland and highland areas that are cooler and cloudier.
So, instead of believing your current weather app use the Spanish weather service website called the AEMET. It's website has detailed and very accurate forecasts for individual resorts, town and even beaches.
Here's the forecast for the Mogán area including Puerto Rico.
The mobile website works very well in English although the app is only in Spanish at the moment.
The most common question we get in our Gran Canaria Facebook group is "what is the weather going to be like when I come to Gran Canaria?". The short answer is "it's going to be warm and sunny". Here's the long answer...
02.05.2018: May begins with sunshine although there could be afternoon showers in south Gran Canaria.
The weather over the Easter week in Gran Canaria will be a mixture of everything, although south Gran Canaria will be sunny most of the time.
Gran Canaria is back to its standard sunny March weather although it is still humid as the wind is still coming from the south and southwest.
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.
If you're in Gran Canaria on holiday we wish we could tell you that the weather is going to go back to perpetual blue skies and sunshine. But we can't!
A cold snap heading towards the eastern Canary Islands from the north is expected to bring rain and thunderstorm to Gran Canaria and snow to the very top of the island.
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 low pressure system just to the east of the Canary Islands will cause strong winds for the next two days but heavy rain is unlikely.
13.01.2018: There's a cut-off blob of cold air heading south towards the Canary Islands and it could produce serious rain in Gran Canaria and the eastern islands through the middle of next week.
After a cool weekend with showers all over Gran Canaria and some welcome heavy rain up in the highlands, the weather in Gran Canaria will return to normal throughout the week.
A blast of cold, wet air from the north is due to hit Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands on Three Kings Day (January 6th).
Christmas week 2017 is set to be sunny with cool evenings although we may get a bit of dust blowing over from North Africa.
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.
It may not feel like it this morning, but there's a band of wind and rain heading towards Gran Canaria that is due to arrive late on Monday night.
The clouds and rain that sat over Gran Canaria last weekend will fade away through today and a new blast of dusty African arrive arrives tomorrow.
The hot southern air that brought unseasonably high temperatures to Gran Canaria over the weekend is fading away and temperatures will drop by a few degrees over the next couple of days.