Today in Ask LIU! we share the answers to the question; which type of clothes should I bring to Gran Canaria if I am going to be there in October? What will the weather be like, do I need sweaters or shorts?
Please note that these are answers and recommendations from community members and their personal experiences. Answers can be slightly edited for clarity.
What clothes to bring for mid October?
It depends on a few factors, like how long are you planning to stay (cause October isn’t the coldest month) and how easily do you get cold? Plus, we don’t really know what kind of winter we’re getting! Could be warm, could be chilly after sunset.
I have, for example, 2 pairs of jeans, 5 sweaters and medium-high leather boots and I wear them most of the winter. Mainly in the evenings though, during the day some thin long sleeves, a jacket and a scarf for the wind will do.
Be prepared for rain, too. Some Decembers I’ve went to the beach, other years I thought it was waaaaay too cold.. Even though there were still plenty of people on the beach, when I thought it was crazy cold.
It’s not unusual for me to leave the house in the morning in a short springdress with a leather jacket, light scarf and boots, but also bring my bikini, sandals and a towel in case it gets hot later in the day and also bring pants and a sweater for in case it gets colder
I have pics of people walking in the paseo in wintercoats and winterhats and right next to them people in shorts and tanktops, wearing flipflops…
Sorry for being not very helpful, but I still hope you get the point. And no worries: Las Palmas has tons of shops and second hand stores, so you can always buy something here!
There’s no need to bring winter clothes but I’d suggest long sleeves and trousers for more chilly, windy nights. Las Palmas can have 15-30 degrees in one day.
I suggest you to bring a bit of everything, both short and long sleeves stuff, same for trousers (in Las Canteras area sometimes the wind can be cold). I think you can avoid very warm clothes like winter coat / sweater / pants. You will rarely need them. This is just my opinion, of course it also depends on how cold your actual country is and on your habits.
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