Lanzarote, like the other Canarian islands, has a sub-tropical hot and dry climate, this type of climate is characterized by long hot and arid summers, and by short mild and little rainy winters. Even during the winter, the average minimum temperatures do not drop below 14 ° C, while the average maximum temperatures never drop below 20 ° C.
In summer the trade winds make the temperatures mild, the average maximum temperatures never exceed 30 ° C even in the hottest month of August. The average minimum summer temperatures are around 20 ° C. The climate of Lanzarote is influenced and made so mild by the cold submarine current of the Canaries and by the breath of the trade winds.
From the point of view of rainfall, the climate of Lanzarote can be considered a sub-desert climate. In fact, the island does not have the high mountains that are present in the westernmost islands of the Canaries, and which allow the capture and formation of clouds. Lanzarote in fact receives little rainfall, generally varying between 200 and 100 mm per year, the winter months are those in which the rains are more likely, while the months between April and October are completely dry. The island has a total of only 20 rainy days per year. The sunny hours are 2,944 per year.
The sea water temperature varies between 17 ° C in March and April and 22 ° C in September and October. Between June and November the sea water has temperatures above 20 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO LANZAROTE
Due to the mild climate, every period of the year is suitable for a trip to Lanzarote, for the seaside activity the most suitable are the months from June to October.
THE CLIMATE OF LANZAROTE: CLIMATE TABLES
|LANZAROTE (14 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea water temperature °C|