March Weather Averages for Playa Taurito, Canary Islands

Weather forecast in Gran Canaria

Weather / May 28, 2017

Spain (Africa) Sea Water TemperatureSunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (22 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Map of current Spain (Africa)
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites

Map of current Spain (Africa)
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Maspalomas. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Spain (Africa) Water Temperature Anomaly

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Maspalomas sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their minimum on about the 21st of February, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Maspalomas sea water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in the second week of September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Maspalomas sea water temperatures in mid to late February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Maspalomas can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Maspalomas. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

Source: www.surf-forecast.com