Weather in Lanzarote. Spring of 12 months.
Lanzarote is the ideal island to visit at any time of the year. The temperature ranges between 13 and 29 degrees Celsius during the 12 months. In January, the thermometer marks 13 or 14 degrees; While in August and September, in the hottest months, the mercury of the thermometer is about 30 degrees.
Lanzarote allows you to visit the beach and practice water sports at any time of the year. While much of the European continent suspends outdoor activities between November and February, Lanzarote becomes a tropical paradise.
Lanzarote permite visitar la playa y practicar deportes acuáticos en cualquier momento del año. Mientras en buena parte del continente europeo se suspenden las actividades al aire libre entre los meses de noviembre y febrero, Lanzarote se convierte en un paraíso tropical.
Many know the Canary archipelago as the islands of eternal spring. And for a good reason. The climate is mild and balanced throughout the year. That being said, in the summer months when the sun sets, sometimes you might feel like wearing a thin jacket. So if your destination is Lanzarote you know what you should pack in your suitcase!
Dry tropical climate
It is an island of tropical climate located clearly in the Tropic of Cancer. In fact, the Canary Islands are located in the same parallel as the American state of Florida and the Bahamas, their coordinates are latitude 28° and longitude 22°.
The island is close to the Sahara desert, with only 140 kilometres separating it from the coast of the African continent. In addition, Lanzarote is also influenced by the emerging currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Its strategic location and the absence of mountain ranges make its climate also dry and humid.
The average precipitation of the island is 250 millimeters annually, practically the great majority taking place in the winter months, between November and April. Famara, a municipality on the north of the island, is the area where it rains the most. On the contrary, in the south coast, specifically in Rubicon, less rainfall is recorded throughout the year.
Leave the umbrella at home!
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the two islands of the Canary archipelago with less rain. The trade winds, constant winds that blow from the polar zones of the two hemispheres to the equatorial zones, and the absence of mountains on the island mean that there are practically no rainy days in Lanzarote.
The island is dominated by the Azores anticyclone and its highest peak is Las Peñas del Chache, located in Haría, with 671 meters of altitude, a figure far different from the 3,718 meters of Teide, the highest peak in Spain, located in the neighbouring island of Tenerife.
The average monthly maximum wind speed in Lanzarote ranges from 48 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres. July is the month when the winds are more intense. It is the perfect island for water and wind sports, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing.
One of our favourite beaches is Las Cucharas, the largest urban beach on the Costa Teguise. Every day, be it winter or summer, this paradisiac place is coloured with the comets or the sails of the lovers of the wind.
Lanzarote also has an ideal water temperature throughout the year. It ranges between 20 and 26 degrees. It is very nice to dive into its crystalline ocean and barely notice a thermal difference between water and air upon exiting.
There is no doubt that Lanzarote is one of the best destinations to go on vacation and practice water sports. We have made a brief summary of the weather in Lanzarote, but if you want to be updated and to know the forecast, you can consult this page of AEMET, the state meteorological agency.