Gran Canaria weather

Our guide to the weather in Gran Canaria during October

24

Average high

6

UV Index

7mm

Month rainfall

23

Sea temperature

Gran Canaria is beautiful during October, with warm days and balmy nights. Pack a hoody just in case the sea breezes make the nights feel a touch cold. The sea is warm year-round in Gran Canaria and is ideal for swimming. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Gran Canaria, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Gran Canaria weather in October.

How warm is it in Gran Canaria during October?

The temperature is extremely stable in October with average highs of 24℃ and lows just 1℃ lower at 22℃. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Gran Canaria during October?

October is typically the wettest month in Gran Canaria. On average, there will be 4 rainy days during the month, amounting to 6.7mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Gran Canaria during October?

The water temperature around Gran Canaria reaches a pleasant 23℃ during October. While generally considered warm, some people might find it a little on the cool side on entering the water.

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