What’s the weather like in Gran Canaria in September?
The weather in Gran Canaria during September can only be described as summery, even though it’s heading towards autumn. This is down to the island’s location off the west coast of North Africa with the Sahara Desert nearby.
There’s different weather around Gran Canaria thanks to its high mountains. The south’s sheltered from north easterly winds, meaning it’s warmer and drier than the north. The island is cooled by the trade winds and Canary Current, which will keep you comfortable even though the desert’s so close. Things can get hot sometimes when hot, dry winds arrive from Africa, which push temperatures up and can bring the occasional dust storm.
You’ll get an average high of 27ºC in September, so Gran Canaria’s great for some late summer sun. Things stay warm at night, with temperatures only dropping to 20ºC, while the sea’s at its annual high of 23ºC. Humidity’s moderate, while there’s just 9mm of rain over a single day. UV levels will be very high so bring plenty of sun cream, as you can also expect eight hours of sunshine from the 12 hours of daylight each day. The sun goes down just before 8.30pm at the start of the month, perfect for dinner with a view.
Things to Do
The weather’s ideal for relaxing on the beach and soaking up some sun in September, and there’s lots of great ones to visit including the dunes at Maspalomas. As it’s so warm the most adventurous you get might be a trip to a waterpark such as Aqualand, Aqua Park or Ocean Park, or a bit of diving or snorkelling.