Weather in Gran Canaria in January 2018

  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)20
    20°C max day temperature
  • 7 hours of sunshine per day (61% of daylight hours) in January in Gran Canaria7
    7 hours of sunshine per day
  • 3 days with some rainfall in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)3
    3 days with some rainfall
  • 14°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)14
    14°C min night temperature
  • 11 hours of daylight per day in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)11
    11 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 27 mm monthly rainfall in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)27
    27 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)4
    4 (Moderate) UV index
  • 19°C sea temperature in January in Gran Canaria (Maspalomas)19
    19°C sea temperature

Expect 20°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 7 hours of sunshine per day in Gran Canaria in January. Check more long-term weather averages for Gran Canaria in January before you book your next holiday to Gran Canaria in 2018. The January weather averages shown above are for Maspalomas.

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Guide to Gran Canaria weather in January

The average maximum daytime temperature in Gran Canaria in January is a comfortable 20°C (68°F). The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 14°C (57°F). There are usually 7 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 61% of the 11 hours of daylight.

Expect 27mm (1.1 inches) of rainfall across the whole of January with 3 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 January is 19°C (66°F).

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

Things to do in Gran Canaria in January 2018

Gran Canaria natives start the new year as they end the old one: partying. The first big festivity is La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos. The Magic Kings are how the Spanish refer to the 'Three Wise Men', and the 6th January (Epiphany) is when Spain's boys and girls historically unwrapped their Christmas presents (and even now they get more on this day than on Christmas Day).

The day itself is a quiet one which locals like to enjoy in the company of their family, however the evening parade the night before is anything but. The most colourful 5th January fiesta takes place on the streets of capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in a procession which takes the regal trio from Las Canteras Beach to downtown Triana.

The middle of the month sees the capital's Auditorio Alfredo Kraus commence its role as host of the Gran Canaria concerts of the Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias, a highbrow series of classical music performances from heavyweight ensembles and orchestras local, national, and international.

Altogether bawdier fun is to be had at the Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the end of January which, like the international music festival, continues into February. Expect cross dressing from contestants at the drag queen competition and also those attired as widows surreally accompanying their sardine husband to his ocean cremation during El Entierro de la Sardina procession.

Event Location Date
La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos islandwide 5th & 6th January
Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria mid January into February
Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Las Palmas de Gran Canaria late January into February
(26 Jan-18 Feb 2018)

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Gran Canaria sunrise & sunset times for January 2018

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Gran Canaria in January 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
Monday, 1st January 2018 07:53 18:19
Tuesday, 2nd January 2018 07:54 18:19
Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 07:54 18:20
Thursday, 4th January 2018 07:54 18:21
Friday, 5th January 2018 07:54 18:22
Saturday, 6th January 2018 07:54 18:22
Sunday, 7th January 2018 07:54 18:23
Monday, 8th January 2018 07:55 18:24
Tuesday, 9th January 2018 07:55 18:25
Wednesday, 10th January 2018 07:55 18:25
Thursday, 11th January 2018 07:55 18:26
Friday, 12th January 2018 07:55 18:27
Saturday, 13th January 2018 07:55 18:28
Sunday, 14th January 2018 07:55 18:29
Monday, 15th January 2018 07:55 18:29
Tuesday, 16th January 2018 07:54 18:30
Wednesday, 17th January 2018 07:54 18:31
Thursday, 18th January 2018 07:54 18:32
Friday, 19th January 2018 07:54 18:33
Saturday, 20th January 2018 07:54 18:33
Sunday, 21st January 2018 07:53 18:34
Monday, 22nd January 2018 07:53 18:35
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 07:53 18:36
Wednesday, 24th January 2018 07:53 18:37
Thursday, 25th January 2018 07:52 18:37
Friday, 26th January 2018 07:52 18:38
Saturday, 27th January 2018 07:52 18:39
Sunday, 28th January 2018 07:51 18:40
Monday, 29th January 2018 07:51 18:41
Tuesday, 30th January 2018 07:50 18:41
Wednesday, 31st January 2018 07:50 18:42
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