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Weather Gran Canaria January

Weather / August 24, 2017

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in January

The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

The month of January at Gran Canaria Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 31% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is January 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.

For reference, on November 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 98%.

Cloud Cover in January

The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Gran Canaria Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 8% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 9% on January 15, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 30.

Probability of Precipitation in January

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).


To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January at Gran Canaria Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Over the course of January at Gran Canaria Airport, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 28 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 25 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month at Gran Canaria Airport is 7:54 AM on January 11 and the earliest sunrise is 5 minutes earlier at 7:49 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:17 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 6:41 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is observed at Gran Canaria Airport during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:05 AM and sets 13 hours, 55 minutes later, at 9:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:48 AM and sets 10 hours, 22 minutes later, at 6:10 PM.