Gran Canaria Weather in March 2020, What To Expect?

The weather in Gran Canaria in March is ideal for most as winter reaches it’s conclusion. Towards the end of March will be 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 and the other main islands.

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Gran Canaria happens to be one of the hottest Canary Islands during this month with plenty of sunshine on offer. The average temperature for March is a warm 19 Celsius. March and April are two of the top months to enjoy a spring vacations on this beautiful island. Most will be heading south to escape the colder norther weather that is typical for this time of year.

El Tiempo en Gran Canaria en Marzo

Weather in Gran Canaria in March

The weather in Gran Canaria in March is usually better during the middle and at the end of this month. The beginning of March usually yields a temperature of 19 Celsius on average. 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 air from the Sahara Desert to the east to assist in warming this island. This same breeze can result in dust storms which leave a dense haze on the eastern coast.

Rainfall in March

Roque-Nublo, gran-canaria

Rainfall is at a premium in Gran Canaria during March. Much of the rainfall here tends to arrive during the colder 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.

Weather in Maspalomas in March

The weather in Maspalomas in March sees quite an improvement from the winter months. The average daily temperature now increases to 18 Celsius. March will yield a daily high of 22 Celsius and a low of 16 Celsius. One big difference from winter is the amount of rainfall which will be half that of winter. The temperature of the sea remains at 19 Celsius with the hours of sunshine increasing to 8 hours.

Average Temperatures in March by Location

 MaspalomasPlaya del InglesPuerto Rico
Average Temperature18°C18°C18°C
High21°C21°C21°C
Low15°C15°C15°C
Sea Temp19°C19°C19°C


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Other Islands In March

March Climate Summary

  • March sees an average temperature of 19 Celsius during the day
  • 19 Celsius is also what you can expect from the sea temperature
  • March sees 7 hours of sun each day
  • There will usually be 3 -4 rainy days during this month
  • 23 Celsius is the daily high temperature in March
  • The low temperature is usually 16 Celsius for much of the month
  • March is one of the top months for tourism as the weather improves

Gran Canaria or Tenerife in March?

Gran Canaria has a slight edge over Tenerife during this month if you want the best weather. The temperature is 1 Celsius warmer with l day less rainfall also.

Sea Temperature

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.

Hours of Sun Per Day
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 closer to April and the end of the month. The beginning of March will yield more overcast days than the end usually. The hours of sunshine will continue to increase each month until the end of summer.