What’s the weather like in Gran Canaria in July?
Sitting around 150km off the west coast of North Africa, you'll get high temperatures, lots of sun and no rain in Gran Canaria during July which is one of the hottest months of the year. The volcanic island’s tall mountains will shelter you from north easterly winds if you're staying in the south. Things are a bit cooler in the mountains, which also attract rain. Although it’s parallel with the Sahara Desert, you'll usually be kept cool by breezes and the Canary Current. The desert can sometimes send over hot winds though, which makes things heat up even more.
The average high in Gran Canaria is 27ºC in July, which drops to 19ºC at night. With these temperatures you won’t need much more than shorts and t-shirts and your swimwear for the beach. The sea temperature’s 22ºC, while humidity’s moderate. There’s not usually any rain in July, and you can expect 14 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be extremely high so look after yourself in the sun, which sets nice and late at around 9pm, perfect for dinner outside.