The Weather in Lanzarote

As you probably already know, the weather in Lanzarote is pretty close to perfect; warm and sunny all year round with very little rain. It has what is probably the most consistent climate of the islands of the archipelago of the Canaries and unsurprisingly has become one of the favourite winter holiday destinations of many Europeans.

Relaxing on the beach

Being so close to the equator, you might expect the temperature to be unbearably hot. Fortunately, the Trade Winds and local Atlantic Ocean currents have a pleasant cooling effect on the climate. These factors result in a "spring like" climate throughout the year. This means you can actually stay out in the sun rather than having to keep out of it!

The temperature is rarely too high and almost always constant. The average temperatures are rarely below 25 ºC (77 °F) in the summer months and 16 ºC (61 ºF) in the winter. However, in the heat of the summer, the Sirocco Winds blow in from the Sahara Desert and this may be too hot for some!

The climate in the north of Lanzarote often differs from the south. Arrecife is a little hotter than the north so expect it to be around 5°C cooler in the north.

By the way, Lanzarote lies in the Atlantic Ocean which can be quite cool all year round.

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