Lanzarote Climate and Weather

Lanzarote has a great climate throughout the year, despite the fact it is technically a desert climate. The average temperature is comfortable all year round, rarely dropping below 60°F (16°C) and seldom rising above 82°F (28°C) during the day.

During the winter it gets cool in the evenings and the sea temperature drops, but it is never really cold. January is the coldest month with temperatures averaging between 57°F (14°C) and 68°F (20°C), and August is the hottest month, when temperatures rarely drop below 70°F (21°C) and peak around 84°F (29°C).

Rainfall in the summer months is almost non-existent, but showers are likely between October and April. Typically, rain showers don't last long and quickly give way to sunshine. Trade winds blow sporadically throughout the year but the windiest month is July, when the cool sea breeze can be refreshing in the summer heat.

The Canary Islands are considered the best winter destination in Spain because it is often still warm enough between December and February to enjoy the beach, but summer, between June and August, remains the most popular time to visit Lanzarote.