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Thinking of coming on holiday to Maspalomas in January?
The weather is what can make or break a long-awaited holiday, so better check the weather forecast before deciding which month to book for your next trip to Maspalomas (Gran Canaria).
For January you can expect a mix of warm sunny days with cloudy and even rainy days, but usually no more than 3 or 4 wet days throughout the month.
It is possible to sunbathe in January in Maspalomas, although most people will find the ocean too cold for swimming at this time of year.
Packing tip for January: bring at least a jacket and a cardigan with you as the nights can be quite chilly.
January and February are usually the coldest months in Maspalomas and Gran Canaria in general, but the weather is still much warmer than in the rest of Europe.
January is the 4th wettest month after the months of December, November and February which all get more rain than January.
January is one of the coldest months for swimming in Maspalomas, along with February, March and April, all situated at 19°C.
With 11 hours of daylight and 7 hours of sun on average per day, January is one of the months with the shortest days.
Also, in January you have 64% chances of seeing the sun each day, which is far better than most other places in Europe.
The UV index is at its lowest in December and January in Maspalomas, but you should always use a sun lotion to protect your skin from sun damage.
Although January is one of the coldest months in the Canary Islands, this is the same for the rest of European countries as well, which at this time of year are struggling with snow and sub-zero temperatures. Compared to that, the weather in Maspalomas will be much warmer and better, even if it's not guaranteed sunshine all the time.
If you are looking for a warm winter destination close to Europe, Gran Canaria remains one of the best options for sunny days and mild warm weather, just don't expect a tropical climate in order to avoid disappointment. The weather will be better than the UK, Germany or Scandinavia for sure at this time of year, so maybe this should make it easier for you to decide!
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