The climate of Lanzarote (Canary
Islands / Spain)
Lanzarote is one of the most pleasant destinations in Europe. Because
of its situation west from the African continent daytime temperatures
are almost always 20 degrees Celsius (68.0 degrees Fahrenheit). During
the summer daytime temperatures are around 28 degrees Celsius (82.4
degrees Fahrenheit). Because a fairly fierce trade wind blows on the
entire island almost all year round it hardly ever gets too hot.
However, this does depend on the location you are in. in Playa del
Carmen for instance the wind has less influence causing it to feel
warmer than in the higher situated residential areas of Playa Blanca
in the southern part of the island. Many private pools of villas have
a heating system; otherwise the water in the pool would cool down too
rapidly under the influence of the wind.
Precipitation figures are low on Lanzarote. The island gets 150
millimeters of annual precipitation on average, most of which falls
from October till May. During the summer precipitation is uncommon.
However, during the summer skies may be cloudy, especially in the
During the summer it may get extremely hot on Lanzarote when an
easterly wind blows (the scirocco) which supplies warm air from the
Sahara. Chances of this happening are slim, but they do exist. A few
days in a row with temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees
Fahrenheit) in combination with the desert sand may cause things to
feel unpleasant on the island.
Specific climate information per city
The following climate information is available for Lanzarote:
Puerto del Carmen
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Lanzarote.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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