First of all, it should be pointed out that the island of Gran Canaria is characterised by a hundred different microclimates; for this reason it is also known as "the miniature continent". What makes this island fascinating is that with short car trips you can get to know very different and contrasting climatic and environmental settings.
The climate affecting the coasts is subtropical oceanic (therefore not heavily influenced by seasonality); consequently there is a very sunny territory and mild temperatures for much of the year, a temperate and dry summer while sporadic rainfall is concentrated in the period from November to March. Inside the island, the climate varies according to altitude, orientation and exposure to the winds. Due to the heights, promontories and mountains (which reach an altitude of up to 2,000 meters), they also play an important role as a natural barrier against the winds, the north and northeast slopes exposed to trade winds cause rain and storms. These areas of the island are therefore greener and more lush (also suitable for agriculture and livestock) and are characterized by the highest point: the Pico de las Nieves (1,949 meters). In this area in winter the temperatures are low (maximum of 10 degrees and the minimums above zero, sometimes even at night fall below zero) and for this reason sometimes there can also be snow; in summer the temperatures are very pleasant during the day and cool at night.
In the area that covers the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Ingenio, Telde and Airport area, the daytime temperatures are very mild in winter (21 degrees in January and February) and warm in summer.
Like all the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is sporadically affected by the phenomenon of "calima", a weak wind from the neighbouring African deserts, which brings with it suspended sand, which generates an anomalous heat.
The southern slopes, from San Agustín, passing through Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Meloneras, Pasito Blanco, Arguineguin, Patalavaca, Puerto Rico, Amadores, Tauro, Playa del Cura, Taurito to Mogan Puerto, are rarely affected by rainfall phenomena and are therefore arid and at the same time much more sunny. It is worth mentioning that in winter the coast between Arguineguín and Playa de Mogan is a little warmer and less windy.
Therefore, weather forecasting consultations must necessarily include at least a vision of what the weather will be like in the north and south of Gran Canaria.
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