The weather in Gran Canaria in April continues to improve once we are well into spring. During April, the outside temperature rises to 20 Celsius and there is less rainfall. Below you can find more about the types of conditions to expect if you plan to visit in April.
April is a great month to visit the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria is no exception. March and April tend to see high levels of tourism here as the weather improves. The beautiful resorts here will now be seeing more activity as we enter the warmer months
Weather in Gran Canaria in April
The weather in Gran Canaria in April usually yields the best temperature closer to May. The beginning of April sees an average temperature of 19 Celsius. This then increases during the middle of the month before peaking at 21 Celsius at the end of the month. April has seen a record temperature of almost 35 Celsius in recent years. Often this month will see plenty of days that are way over what the average temperature suggests.
Typical Sea Temperature in April
The average sea temperature in Gran Canaria in April is 19 Celsius. This may be on the cold side still for some but the beaches will now see more activity. The beginning of the month sees the temperature remain at the year low. The sea does begin to warm a touch towards the en of April and will end the month on 20 Celsius. Water sports such as windsurfing are popular on this island if this is your sort of thing. This is a good resource for current and future sea temperatures in Gran Canaria.
Hours of Sun Each Day During April
The hours of sunshine in Gran Canaria in April now increases to 8 hours. There will be close to 12 hours of total daylight after the arrival of spring. The hours of sunshine will keep increasing before peaking at 10 hours in the height of summer. This month will still see plenty of overcast days but the sun will be warm enough to burn through the clouds.
Things to do in April
Below are a few of the best attractions and things to see if you plan a visit to Gran Canaria in April.
Head to Tafira Alta which is 7 kilometres south of Las Palmas to visit the Botanical Gardens. Here you will find over 500 different species pf Cacti spread across 27 acres.
The number one attraction on the island is Palmitos Park in Maspalomas. Here you can see the dolphins, visit the butterfly park or enjoy a range of animal shows.
Soak up some local culture by paying a visit to La Vegueta or Pueblo Canario. Both of these towns are close to the capital Las Palmas.