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Are you wondering if September is a good month to come to Maspalomas?
September is definitely still hot, no doubt about that. The island also get much quieter after the first half of the month, when most families with children have returned home for the start of the school year. For us, September is an amazing time to be in Gran Canaria.
September is still very much a hot month in Maspalomas but with more pleasant temperatures compared to the summer months. On average, the high temperatures during the day range from around 26 to 29 degrees Celsius (79 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit).
The temperatures stay at high values in September in Gran Canaria and especially in the south. For most people, September will look like just another summer month, so you can extend your summer holiday all the way towards October.
Sunbathing is still the best activity to do in September in Maspalomas, and the ocean is perfect for swimming.
Although the daily mean temperature in September is a bit lower than in August, this only means that the days will still be warm, but not so much that you won't be able to wander out and about because of the sun's powerful heat. In summer it is sometimes impossible to walk around at midday, because the sun is so strong, so it gets much better in September.
There's a bit of rain potentially happening in the south of Gran Canaria in September, but don't worry much about it, as there are not more than two rainy days throughout the month.
The ocean gets even warmer than in summer and actually, September and October are the months with the highest water temperature in the area of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
With 12 hours of daylight and 8 hours of sun on average per day, the days are still long but they are getting shorter when compared to the summer days.
Also, in September you have 67% chances of seeing the sun each day, which is still pretty high, almost the same as it is in August.
With a UV Index of 9 out of a scale of 11, it means that this index has dropped compared to the previous months, but it is still considered very high.
Make sure to protect your skin from sunburns. Use a high SPF sun cream and even clothing with UV protection, which is easily found at stores that sell sporting equipment.
We love holidaying in the Canary Islands in September. Any destination in the Canary Islands, it doesn't even matter.
In September you will still have guaranteed warm weather, a pleasantly warm ocean, and fewer crowds than in summer. Even prices might be better at this time, but it definitely depends on how long you wait to book your holiday.
We would definitely recommend visiting Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas in September to anyone who wants to enjoy the sun, without having to endure the hot temperatures during the summer.
Maybe these articles will help you reach a decision
Yes, most days are sunny in September and the weather still feels like proper summer.
The UV index is 9, which means it's high and you will need a high SPF sun lotion.
September is one of the months with the highest ocean water temperature, so it is perfect for a swim.