Weather for Gran Canaria in September
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a subtropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year. And though September begins to cool down just a tiny bit from the summer, the sea temperature reaches its highest, making for a great combination of warm water and a cool breeze in the air. Located just southwest of Morocco, this Spanish island city has an average daily temperature of 24°C during September. Lows can drop down to 21°C in the evening while highs may reach 27°C during the warmer afternoons.
The sea temperature is the warmest in September, with an average temperature of 23°C, making for excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. During March, the coolest month for sea temperature, the water only reaches 18°C. So while it stays moderately warm throughout the year, September waters will keep visitors comfortable.
The sunshine decreases a bit in September from the previous summer months, dropping to an average of 9 hours of sunshine each day. There is still a 75% chance of a sunny day in Las Palmas though, and only a 1% chance of a cloudy day. There is just a 7% chance of a rainy day; with rainfall averaging about 6 mm spread over 3 days throughout the month. Though it’s slightly wetter than the previous summer months, September is still drier than December, when rainfall peaks at 37 mm over 11 days. It’s also drier than the fall weather in Spain’s capital, Madrid, making Las Palmas a great summer escape for those from Spain and other parts of Europe.
Thanks to sunshine and warm waters, September is a popular month for visiting Las Palmas. There is a 77% chance of a windy day though, which may affect some water activities such as sailing or surfing. Tourists can check the forecast up to 25 days ahead of time to help them plan their water sports and outdoor activities accordingly.
Where to Stay:
Hotel Aloe Canteras boasts a sun terrace looking directly over Las Canteras beach, just a few steps away. Many of the modern designed rooms offer views of the Atlantic Ocean and each comes with a TV, free Wi-Fi, work desk, small fridge and full bathroom. The hotel also has a TV lounge and internet room. And when you’re ready to explore the island, the hotel can help you arrange a car rental or plan a day out.
Less than 20 meters from the sand, the Castillo Playa Apartments are perfect for families looking to relax on the beach. The rooms are equipped with a kitchen, full bathroom, TV, free Wi-Fi and a terrace looking out at the beach. With plenty of space and a location surrounded by shops and restaurants, guests at Castillo Playa won’t need to go far to have everything they need for a great vacation.
Hotel Valencia is located in the middle of the city, but you would never know it by the quiet, peaceful interior. A perfect escape after a long day of exploring Las Palmas, the hotel has 26 rooms and features a lounge bar, a rooftop solarium for sunbathing, and assistance in exploring the city with services like car rentals. Rooms include amenities like a TV, Wi-Fi, a full bathroom and a telephone.
Things to Do:
With the La Barra reef just off of the main beach Las Canteras, there is plenty of wildlife to see when snorkeling or scuba diving in Las Palmas. There are several options for tours or classes, but many visitors choose to simply look around on their own when the tide is low and many creatures end up between the beach and the reef.
If scuba diving and snorkeling aren’t enough sports for you, cheer on the Union Deportiva Las Palmas (better known as LD Las Palmas) —the Gran Canaria’s premier football team. You can go to a game to experience the thrill of the 31, 000-seat Gran Canaria Stadium come to life. Located 4.5km from the Vegueta neighborhood, a UD game is a unique experience many tourists miss out on.
Hit the Beach:
On the north end of Las Palmas, near La Isleta, is the unofficial beach of El Confital. There are a few signs heading east from the Paseo de Canteras that point out the way to hidden El Confital. This wilder beach doesn’t have a protective reef like Las Canteras, so for those looking for a true Atlantic beach with roaring waves, El Confital is the perfect fit. Near a residential neighborhood, this beach is less crowded and often populated with locals. Tourists who like to get off the beaten path will love this beach.
Eating and Drinking Out:
Located in the basement of the Hotel Madrid, the hotel’s cafe is a tucked away spot for grabbing lunch during a day of shopping in the Triana neighborhood. With a variety of dishes both international and local, it’s a family-friendly spot that has something to please everyone.
The hottest month in Las Palmas begs for some delicious refreshments along with quality food, and that’s something