24 MayLocal Time: 11:03 WEST UK Time: 11:03 BST
- Sunrise 06:58
- Sunset 20:44
- Moonrise 20:14
- Moonset 06:15
|Temp feels like:||21°c (69.8°f)|
|Length of Day:||10h 19m|
|Dew Point:||11 °c (52°f)|
|Pressure:||30.15 " (1021 hpa)|
Average for May: 20°c (68°f)
Weather Overview for Lanzarote
Lanzarote enjoys high temperatures, low rainfall and endless
sunshine throughout the year. It is the easternmost
Lanzarote’s position, near to Western Sahara and
April till November, is hot and dry. The average high temperature climbs from
24°C in April to a peak of 29°C in August, getting back down to 24°C in
November. At the beginning and very end of the season nights cool down
pleasantly to around 17°C but the peak months generally stay around 20°C.
Luckily, sea breezes which blow freely across the island and low humidity ease
the heat. However, if the sirocco wind is blowing from the east, from Africa
Rainfall is pretty much negligible throughout the season
though the fringes of the season might see the odd brief downpour. Generally,
clear skies are uninterrupted and Lanzarote sees long hours of sunshine. From
June till July is the sunniest period. Sea temperatures climb up the low 20s to
a peak of 23°C in September and October.
Fom December till March, is warm with cool nights. The average high temperature drops to around 21°C for most of the season, creeping up to 23°C in March. Night time lows fall to 16°C in December, 14°C in January and 13°C in February, getting back up to 15°C in March. Daytime temperatures in the low 20s will be preferable to the summer highs for many and the cool nights can come as a relief. Again, if the sirocco wind blows temperatures can be send into the high 20s and sandstorms can develop, but this is more likely in the summer.
Rainfall does increase in this season but storms are only expected on around five days in each month and they do not tend to last for very long. This can cause flash flooding but the inconvenience caused is usually short-lived. These brief bursts of rain leave plenty of time for sunshine and most days see at least seven hours . The sea temperature drops to its coolest from February till April, but at 18°C is still just warm enough for swimming. People may find that smaller bodies of water, hotel swimming pools for example, do not have time to heat up in the day after the cool nights.
Lanzarote is actually much cooler than one might expect
given its latitude which it shares with the
When these occur, they can be so severe as to block out the sun and reduce visibility to 200 metres or less.
The storms are largely controlled by North Africa’s weather patterns. When the Sahara experiences a heavy rainfall in its short wet season, the dust storms in Lanzarote are far less likely. However, if it misses out on its yearly rainfall, the storms are likely to be far more intense.
Because they will so seriously affect your holiday, making going outside unpleasant, it is wise to try and travel outside of these months. If you do travel during this time, be aware that they can cause airport delays.
There will usually be between two and seven dust storms a year in Lanzarote, lasting between two and 22 days.
Though Lanzarote is known for being exceptionally dry, dust storms can bring on a heavy rainfall immediately afterwards.
If you are planning on island hopping during your time in the area, you can usually tell if it’s going to be raining on the Canary Islands if it is raining in Lanzarote- around 80 per cent of the time.
On the other hand, the odds of seeing rain in Lanzarote are seriously reduced- to only 30 pere cent if it’s raining in the Western Canary Islands.
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