Lanzarote Weather and Climate
Lanzarote is the fourth largest island in the Canaries and is located in the Atlantic Ocean. The volcanic island is home to around 142,132 residents, the capital is Arrecife in the east of the island.
Lanzarote has an area of over 845 square kilometers and is divided into seven regions. The metropolitan area around the capital Arrecife is the economic center of the island and there is a large port here.
Lanzarote was the first island to be declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993. The Spanish island is north of Fuerteventura and thus forms the northern end of the Canary Islands. Lanzarote is about 100 kilometers away from Morocco.
From Frankfurt Arrecife can be reached in around 4.5 hours by flight.
Climate in Lanzarote
As on all Canary Islands, Lanzarote has a subtropical climate, which is characterized by very little rainfall. The constant north-east trade wind regularly causes winds and clouds, which, however, rarely rain due to the geographical, rather flat nature. Annual precipitation is less than 120 millimeters. At altitudes above 700 meters there can be up to 300 millimeters of annual precipitation.
From December to February, it comes to most of the rains, but they remain very manageable. Lanzarote is characterized by mild temperatures all year round. In winter the temperatures drop to just under 20 degrees, in summer they rise to up to 30 ° C. The annual average temperature is around 20 degrees. The warmest temperatures of 27 to 29 ° C are found in the months of July to October.
When to go to Lanzarote
It is not without reason that the Canaries are referred to as the “islands of eternal spring”. Lanzarote is a real year-round destination and, along with the other Canary Islands, is also a popular refuge for sun seekers in winter. It is dry all year round, most of the rain falls between December and February, but even these months are by no means rainy with a maximum of 52 millimeters of precipitation.
We recommend the summer months as the best time to travel to Tenerife, when you can look forward to up to 11 hours of sun a day and fantastic weather. The season starts around May, the ideal travel time is from mid- June to the end of October. The Atlantic is also from June to mid- November at 20 to 22 degrees Celsius, it is still refreshing, but quite suitable for bathing.
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
|Daytime temperature||20 ° C||21 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||24 ° C||26 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||26 ° C||24 ° C||21 ° C|
|Night temperature||13 ° C||14 ° C||14 ° C||15 ° C||16 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||18 ° C||17 ° C||15 ° C|
|Water temperature||18 ° C||18 ° C||17 ° C||17 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||20 ° C||19 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||25||18||12||6||2||0||0||0||2||6||15||26|
|Hours of sunshine||7||7||7||8||9||9||9||9||7||7||7||6|
The annual average temperature in Arrecife is 20.5 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (24.7 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 16.9 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Arrecife is 22 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of August, September and October have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 112 mm on 19 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. You cannot expect snow in any month in Arrecife.
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 7.7 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
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 great diving spots. A breathtaking underwater world can be discovered here. Other attractions are Fundación Cesar Manrique in Costa Teguise, the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca and the Cueva de los Verdes.
Lanzarote weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 23 to 24 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 17-18 ° C. This is good weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
You can expect about 2 days of rainfall in March, about one day in April and about 0 days in May.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 7 to 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Arrecife is in May, but with less sun you will have to get by in March.