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Weather mid October

Hampshire
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Weather mid October

Hi

we are trying to book a week away mid Ocober to get some sun. Our options are between Cyprus and the Canaries. Many have said that the weather is better in the Canaries at this time of year (more likely to be 'hotter' than Cyprus??) but which island is best for sun/heat at this time of year?

Would be grateful for any advice- basically should we choose the Canaries over Cyprus and secondly which island would you recommend for 'most sun' in the Canaries. No other pre-requisites really. Realise there are no guarantees anywhere but are clueless about the Canaries!!

Thanks

Gran Canaria, Spain
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1. Re: Weather mid October

It all depends on where you go in the canarias as each islands climate does vary slightly,

I live in Gran Canaria because of the great all year round weather and

According to a study conducted by Dr. Thomas Whitemore, a US climatologist, which compared 600 cities from around the world, the capital of Gran Canaria was identified as the city with the "best climate in the world"! Because of its oceanic subtropical climate that is primarily determined by the Trade winds, the climate on Gran Canaria is wonderfully pleasant throughout the year.

In winter, temperatures remain at 20°C and in summer at 25° (in the shade). This means that in the height of summer, when temperatures in Turkey or Morocco climb above 40° and many people begin to experience circulation problems, the Trade winds assure that it is always pleasant on Gran Canaria. As a rule, you can say that the sun shines on more than 300 days a year! If it is raining, the rain comes in short bursts of heavy showers, 20, 30 minutes and that's it.

Gran Canaria has special attractions in every season. September and October are particularly delightful months. Water temperatures are then still between 23 and 25 degrees, air temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees during the day (in the shade) and there are heavenly, mild summer evenings that can be experienced in a T-shirt or a light sweater thrown over the shoulders. In fall, the water temperature stands at 23 to 25 degrees - about 3 to 4 degrees warmer than during the months of March, April and May. You can get his bok from amazon which is very interesting called Pleasant Weather Ratings: Enjoy Travel More and Save Money by Planning for the Weather by Dr. Thomas Whitemore

Hampshire
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2. Re: Weather mid October

Thank you for such a thorough response! We have definitely decided on the Canaries and most probably Gran Canaria so thank you!

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3. Re: Weather mid October

Hi. please could you confirm that the weather was indeed warm and sunny in October, as this is now our predicament also. Many thanks.

Roy

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