The weather in Gran Canaria in March is ideal for most as winter reaches it’s conclusion. The end of March will see the arrival of spring which the Canary Islands are famous for. The name “The Islands of Eternal Spring” is a tribute to the warm yearly temperatures here.
Gran Canaria is a touch cooler than the eastern islands but the temperature is excellent. The average temperature for March is a warm 19 Celsius. March and April are two of the top months to pay a visit to this beautiful island. Most will be heading south to escape the colder norther weather that is typical for this time of year.
Weather in Gran Canaria in March
The weather in Gran Canaria in March is usually better during the middle and end of the month. The beginning of March will see an average temperature of 19 Celsius. This will rise to 20 Celsius around the beginning of spring. March has seen much hotter temperatures than the average suggests. It’s not uncommon to experience a few days that are closer to 30 Celsius.
Temperature in Gran Canaria in March
The average high temperature for Gran Canaria in March is 23 Celsius. The daily low is around 16 Celsius which is plenty warm for most. It’s normal for a warm breeze from the Sahara Desert to assist in warming this island. This same breeze can result in dust storms which leave a dense haze on the eastern coast.
Hours of Sunshine
The hours of sunshine in Gran Canaria in March are usually 7 hours for most of the month. The actual hours of daylight will be around 11 hours. Like the sea, the hours of sunshine will increase towards the end of the month. The beginning of March will yield more overcast days than the end of the month. The hours of sunshine will continue to increase each month until the end of summer.
Rainfall in March
Rainfall is at a premium in Gran Canaria during March. Much of the rain here tends to arrive during the winter months. Usually it rains on average for 2 – 3 days during March. The precipitation is quite low when it does arrive so do not let that put you off. Some parts of this island vary in terrain and do not see as much rain as others. The vast mountains such as Roque Nublo (image above) tend to shield some areas from the worst weather.
The sea temperature in Gran Canaria in March now warms to 19 Celsius. The beaches as a result will begin to see more activity. This island is popular for water sports, windsurfing is a big favourite here. The temperature of the sea will warm further towards the end of the month. When spring arrives the sea if usually at it’s warmest. This temperature continues to increase each month until the conclusion of summer.