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Are you looking to escape the autumn weather back home and come over to Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles? October is still a warm month, plenty of good weather and it's not as busy as in summer, except for when kids get their half-term holiday and families come over for a quick sunny break.
During the half-term holiday, the prices for flights and package holidays go up like crazy, so if you are able to avoid this period, we would recommend that you do. Otherwise, book well in advance in order to get the best deal possible.
October is still warm and considering the average high temperatures, some can say it still feels a bit like summer. Of course, it depends and it changes from year to year, but in general, October is a good month to visit, with mild weather and not a lot of precipitation.
Sunbathing is one of the best activities in October in Maspalomas, and the ocean is perfect for swimming, same as in September.
Although it's starting to be a bit cooler compared to the previous month, October is still a warm month by any standard. The south of Gran Canaria is one of those destinations where you can confidently book a beach holiday in October without having to worry too much about the weather forecast because temperatures will be in their mid-20s °C during the day.
The chances of rain start to increase with an average rainfall of 16 mm this month, over the course of 2 to 3 days.
The ocean is at its warmest temperature in October, the same as in September. You will be able to enjoy your swims in the ocean and in the pools throughout the entire month of October, as long as the sun is out.
With 11 hours of daylight and 7 hours of sun on average per day, the days are long enough for you to sunbathe, relax on the beach, read a book and enjoy a cocktail.
Also, in October you have 64% chances of seeing the sun each day, which is still pretty high, given that it's the autumn season.
With a UV Index of 7 out of a scale of 11, it means that this index is now at a medium level.
You should still use a sun cream with at least 30 SPF, which will ensure that you don't burn your skin. Always bring a hat with you when on the beach or out in the sun.
Many people love coming over in October.
October is also the start of the hiking season, which spans from October to April or May. The weather is warm but with a mild temperature, which means that you can enjoy long walks in nature. Gran Canaria's mountains are gorgeous and it would be a shame not to take a day and drive there, maybe even on an overcast day when otherwise you wouldn't want to stay on the beach.
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During the daytime, visitors can expect maximum temperatures of 25°C, while at night the temperatures drop to around 18 - 20°C and you may need a cardigan.
Usually, there's not much precipitation in October, only a few days of light rain. The weather is predominantly warm and ideal for sunbathing.
October is one of the best months for swimming, as the ocean water reaches its peak temperature in October and then it starts to drop during the winter months.