Best Time to Visit Lanzarote

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Lanzarote. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Arrecife. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Lanzarote for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 13 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 17 °C to 22 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 01.02 in (0 – 5 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Lanzarote is the fourth largest island of the Canary Islands and lies in the Atlantic Ocean. The volcanic island is home to about 142,132 inhabitants, the capital is Arrecife in the east of the island.

Lanzarote covers an area of over 530 square miles and is divided into seven regions. The metropolitan region around the capital Arrecife is the economic centre of the island, where there is a large port.

Lanzarote was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993. The Spanish island lies north of Fuerteventura and thus forms the northern end of the Canary Islands. Lanzarote is about 62 miles from Morocco.

Climate of Lanzarote

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' As on all Canary Islands, Lanzarote has a subtropical climate, which is characterized by very low rainfall. The continual north-east trade wind regularly creates winds and clouds, which, however, rarely rain due to their geographical, rather flat nature. The annual precipitation is less than 4.72 in. At altitudes of 700 metres and above, precipitation of up to 11.81 in per year is possible.

Most rainfall occurs between December and February, but it remains very manageable. Year-round mild temperatures characterize Lanzarote. In winter temperatures drop to just under 20 °C, in summer they rise up to 30 °C. The average annual temperature is around 20 °C. From July to October, the warmest temperatures are between 27 °C to 29 °C.

Best Time to Visit Lanzarote: Overview

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When to travel to Lanzarote?


It is not without reason that the Canary Islands are called the”islands of eternal spring”. Lanzarote is a true year-round destination and, together with the other Canary Islands, is also a popular refuge for sun-seekers in winter. It is dry all year round, most rain falls between December and February, but even these months are by no means considered rainy with a maximum precipitation of 2.05 in.

As the best time to travel on Tenerife we recommend the summer months, in which you can enjoy up to 11 hours of sun a day and fantastic weather. The season starts around May, ideally from mid-June to the end of October. The Atlantic Ocean is still refreshing from June to mid-November at 20 °C to 22 °C, but can be used for swimming.

Climate Chart Lanzarote

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Lanzarote

In the following, you will find the climate table for Lanzarote, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Arrecife (Lanzarote)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature20°21°23°23°24°26°28°29°29°26°24°21°
Night Temperature13°14°14°15°16°18°20°20°20°18°17°15°
Water Temperature18°18°17°17°18°20°20°21°22°22°20°19°
Precipitation (inch)0.980.710.470.240.080000.080.240.591.02
Rainy days322100001145
Hours of Sunshine777899997776
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Arrecife is 20.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (24.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (16.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Arrecife is 22 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
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Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 4.41 inch on 19 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Arrecife.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


In Timafaya you will find an active volcano, a tour through the surrounding park should not be missed. Lanzarote is also known for good diving spots. A breathtaking underwater world can be discovered here. Other attractions are the Fundación Cesar Manrique in Costa Teguise, the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca and the Cueva de los Verdes.

More information about the best things to do: Lanzarote

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Arrecife
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 19.3 °C
Clouds: 40 %       Wind: 4 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1017 hPa       Humidity: 68 %
Last updated: 28th Mar 2020, 11:35 am
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Canary Islands: Regions

Lanzarote is part of the holiday destination Canary Islands. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Lanzarote: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 5 reviews for Lanzarote holiday already. Average rating is 4.2 of 5 stars.
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    Bärbel, 52 years old was there in December

    Constant change between rain, sun and clouds. (Sun was predominant, however) The wind was quite fresh but about 20 degrees quite pleasant. Not really bathing weather, but okay for trips.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    henry, 55 years old was there in March

    horny warm and rarely violent stormy highly recommended
    good old germany is too cold

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Marion , 53 years old was there in November

    The weather was very good a day of rain but only half an hour and then sun again. It had rained a few times at night, but you sleep there anyway.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Janina, 32 years old was there in May

    Warm, daily 24-26 degrees but very very windy!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Rudi, 73 years old was there in November

    Despite 2-3 rainy days a wonderfully mild climate, one could still walk in the evening in a T-shirt. Also 2-3 days of quite strong wind, which makes the red flag on the beach erorerlich. Swimming in the sea is still very pleasant!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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