Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:37

This Is What Gran Canaria Looks Like In The Rain

The October 20 rain storm in north Gran Canaria The October 20 rain storm in north Gran Canaria

North Gran Canaria got a soaking on October 20, 2015, thanks to a slow-moving rain storm. These beautiful sunset photos, by Gran Canaria Info photographer Lex Thoonen, capture the moment when the rain started to fall.

While all this was going on in north Gran Canaria, the south of the island was hot and sunny and didn't get a drop of rain. Early reports say that north Gran Canaria got 40mm of rain, most in just a couple of hours; enough to close roads, flood tunnels and make the streets run with water. 


In the evening, there was little sign that the rain was about to pour down. It was just a normal (and gorgeous) sunset in west Gran Canaria; so gorgeous that Lex was out with his camera

Sunset Oct 2015


As you can see, the light was perfect but there was no sign of rain

Rain Oct 2015 10


But as the sun dropped, the clouds started to build

Rain Oct 2015 13


It all started to look a bit ominous, but Lex kept clicking away as the sun touched the horizon

Rain Oct 2015 4


The last rays lit up the first showers as they gave Agaete's wind turbines a good clean.

Rain Oct 2015 1


Then the rain just got stronger and stronger as it spread across the north of the island

Rain Oct 2015 7


In Agaete and Puerto de Las Nieves towns, it got dark fast

Rain Oct 2015 3


And then the rain really started

Rain Oct 2015 2


But only on the island itself. It was sunny out over the sea

Rain Oct 2015 11


It was several hours before the rain stopped and a bedraggled Lex made it home

Rain Oct 2015 14

Worried about the weather during your Gran Canaria holiday? Check the latest  forecast.

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