Temperatures will peak at 30ºC most days for the rest of August with highs of up to 35ºC in inland areas of the south. This is standard August weather and the high temperature is due to weak Trade Winds rather than a blast of hot African air. No heat alerts are expected.
When the Trades are weak, the flow of cool air from the north gets interrupted and the island heats up. The only area of Gran Canaria to see cloud will be the north coast (and then only in the mornings).
The sea temperature will be around 22ºC (higher in shallow and protected areas).
UV levels this time of year are off the charts so please wear suncream and sunglasses if you are outdoors or spending time on the beaches. It will be too hot for any serious walking but please take plenty of water if you go anywhere in the countryside. The summer fire ban is still in place.