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The island of Gran Canaria has a mainly subtropical climate which means that it is able to provide tourists with year round sun and warm weather. For this reason it is also a very attractive venue for golfers in the low season.
Because it has mountainous terrain with trade winds all year round, it also offers a wide variety of microclimates and is why it is nicknamed "The Small Continent". Sometimes you can even see snow on the highest mountain peaks which are just a few kilometres away from the beaches.
The average temperatures in the summer months range between 26ºC and 29 ºC (79 – 84 °F), sometimes exceeding 30 °C (86 °F), while in the winter months they only drop to between 21 ºC and 24 ºC (71-75 °F). The result is that Gran Canaria's weather remains relatively constant and so has become a favourite for British tourists wanting to escape the UK during October to May.
Nevertheless in the shade and in the evenings temperatures will dip, occasionally as low as 14 ºC, so it is important to take a jacket or jumper to cover up with. Rain is rare during the summer months but some showers should be expected in November and December. The island can also be quite windy during the cooler months, especially if you are staying in one of the coastal resorts.
By Linda Craik Google+