Gran Canaria weather in May 2024

Expect 22°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 9 hours of sunshine per day in Gran Canaria in May. Check more long-term weather averages for Gran Canaria in May before you book your next holiday to Gran Canaria in 2024/2025.

  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)22
    22°C max day temperature
  • 9 hours of sunshine per day
  • 1 day with some rainfall in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)1
    1 day with some rainfall
  • 16°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)16
    16°C min night temperature
  • 14 hours of daylight per day in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)14
    14 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 3 mm monthly rainfall in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)3
    3 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)10
    10 (Very High) UV index
  • 20°C sea temperature in May in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)20
    20°C sea temperature

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The May weather guide for Gran Canaria (Maspalomas) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Things to do in Gran Canaria in May 2024

The party HQ of Maspalomas Gay Pride is actually in neighbouring Playa del Inglés, within the legendary Yumbo. There are drag shows and DJ sets from some of the biggest names in international dance music along with fashion shows and pool parties.

Geographically African but politically Spanish, Gran Canaria shows its Iberian side in May with more romerías. Take your pick from May's first Saturday where in the east of the island, Telde's El Calero pays tribute to Nuestra Señora Virgen de Fátima whilst southeast Gran Canaria's El Sequero offers homage to Santa Cruz (the saint rather than the place).

Enjoy the folk offs across the island in late May. This is El Día de Canarias with islanders given the day off work and flocking to the major municipal squares etc such as the capital's Parque Santa Catalina to sing and dance along to traditional Canarian music. In truth, the party starts the night before with concerts and firework displays.

Event Location Date
Maspalomas Gay Pride Playa del Inglés early to mid May (3rd to 13th May 2018)
Romerías islandwide typically on the first Saturday
El Día de Canarias islandwide 29th and 30th May 2018

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More about Gran Canaria

How hot is it in Gran Canaria in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 22°C in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria in May, falling to 16°C at night.

How sunny is it in Gran Canaria in May?

There are normally 9 hours of bright sunshine each day in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria in May - that's 64% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around Gran Canaria in May?

The average sea temperature around Maspalomas, Gran Canaria in May is 20°C.

Does it ever rain in Gran Canaria in May?

There is usually 1 day with some rain in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria in May and the average monthly rainfall is 3mm.

Gran Canaria May sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for Gran Canaria in May 2024. Select a month to view Gran Canaria sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The Gran Canaria sunrise and sunset times shown below are for Maspalomas.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Wednesday, 1st May 2024 07:22 20:37
Thursday, 16th May 2024 07:12 20:46
Friday, 31st May 2024 07:07 20:54

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