Weather in Gran Canaria in December 2018

  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)21
    21°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day (60% of daylight hours) in December in Gran Canaria6
    6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 4 days with some rainfall in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)4
    4 days with some rainfall
  • 14°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)14
    14°C min night temperature
  • 10 hours of daylight per day in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)10
    10 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 33 mm monthly rainfall in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)33
    33 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)4
    4 (Moderate) UV index
  • 21°C sea temperature in December in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)21
    21°C sea temperature

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Expect 21°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 6 hours of sunshine per day in Gran Canaria in December. Check more long-term weather averages for Gran Canaria in December before you book your next holiday to Gran Canaria in 2018. The December weather averages shown above are for Maspalomas.

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Guide to Gran Canaria weather in December

The average maximum daytime temperature in Gran Canaria in December is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 14°C (57°F). There are usually 6 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 60% of the 10 hours of daylight.

Expect 33mm (1.3 inches) of rainfall across the whole of December with 4 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be moderate (4 UV index) at midday when the skies are clear.

The average sea temperature in and around Gran Canaria in December is 21°C (70°F).

The weather in Gran Canaria in December is represented by Maspalomas.

Things to do in Gran Canaria in December 2018

In Gran Canaria, as on the Spanish mainland, Christmas differs from elsewhere. For instance, the main family meal is on Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) instead of Christmas Day. Also, New Year's Eve is known as Nochevieja with locals saying adios to the old year as much as hola to the new one.

One of the most eye catching spectacles of the festive period takes place on Las Canteras Beach. The Belen de Arena is a nativity display crafted from sand with grainy depictions of the baby Jesus, Joseph, and Mary. It opens to the public on the 1st December and closes at Epiphany.

The island is a popular warm weather training destination for athletes who want to escape a bleak midwinter in their homelands. With that in mind, La Cicloturista cycling races take place around Gran Canaria. They include a climb to the island's highest spot, the poetically named Pico de las Nieves (Peak of the Snows).

Event Location Date
Belen de Arena Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1st December to 6th January each year
La Cicloturista islandwide early December
Nochebuena islandwide 24th December
Nochevieja islandwide 31st December

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Gran Canaria sunrise & sunset times for December 2018

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Gran Canaria in December 2018. Select a month to view Gran Canaria sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months. The Gran Canaria sunrise & sunset times shown below are for Maspalomas.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Saturday, 1st December 2018 07:36 18:07
Sunday, 2nd December 2018 07:37 18:07
Monday, 3rd December 2018 07:37 18:07
Tuesday, 4th December 2018 07:38 18:07
Wednesday, 5th December 2018 07:39 18:07
Thursday, 6th December 2018 07:40 18:07
Friday, 7th December 2018 07:40 18:07
Saturday, 8th December 2018 07:41 18:08
Sunday, 9th December 2018 07:42 18:08
Monday, 10th December 2018 07:42 18:08
Tuesday, 11th December 2018 07:43 18:08
Wednesday, 12th December 2018 07:44 18:08
Thursday, 13th December 2018 07:44 18:09
Friday, 14th December 2018 07:45 18:09
Saturday, 15th December 2018 07:46 18:09
Sunday, 16th December 2018 07:46 18:10
Monday, 17th December 2018 07:47 18:10
Tuesday, 18th December 2018 07:47 18:11
Wednesday, 19th December 2018 07:48 18:11
Thursday, 20th December 2018 07:48 18:12
Friday, 21st December 2018 07:49 18:12
Saturday, 22nd December 2018 07:49 18:13
Sunday, 23rd December 2018 07:50 18:13
Monday, 24th December 2018 07:50 18:14
Tuesday, 25th December 2018 07:51 18:14
Wednesday, 26th December 2018 07:51 18:15
Thursday, 27th December 2018 07:52 18:15
Friday, 28th December 2018 07:52 18:16
Saturday, 29th December 2018 07:52 18:17
Sunday, 30th December 2018 07:53 18:17
Monday, 31st December 2018 07:53 18:18
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