Lanzarote: April Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||11 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||47 %|
|Rainfall days||3 days|
|Chance of Rain||6 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||5 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||67 %|
Averages for Lanzarote in April
In April, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands rises from 19°C at the start of the month up to 19.5°C by the end. Daily highs increase from 22°C to 23°C and daily lows stay steady at 16°C as the month progresses.
In recent times, the highest temperature ever recorded for Lanzarote in April is 36.6°C (April 3rd, 2006) and the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month is 9.5°C (April 15th, 1974).
Things really start to warm up in Lanzarote in April, making it a great month for visitors who love pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine. T-shirt, shorts, beachwear and suntan cream will be all you’ll need during the daytime, but a thin jumper might still come in handy on a night time.
The average sea temperature for Lanzarote in April is 19°C. Everyone feels sea water differently, so whilst some holidaymakers might find this temperature a tad too cool for swimming, others will find it the ideal temperature. Either way, expect to see plenty of sunbathers and swimmers on the beaches in Lanzarote in April.
Throughout the month, the island receives only 3mm of rainfall spread across three days. Drizzle is the most likely type of precipitation you’ll experience in Lanzarote in April, followed by moderate rain then light rain.
The rainstorm with the most amount of precipitation which has ever hit Lanzarote in April took place on April 8th 1974, when the island received 17.1l/m2 of rainfall in one day. The April which saw more rainfall than any other since time began was April 1982, which received a total of 34.9l/m2 of rainfall across the month. On the other hand, April 2008 was the driest April ever, when Lanzarote received no precipitation at all.
The longest rainstorm which ever affected the island in April took place in 1997 and only lasted a single day – testament to how unlikely precipitation is in Lanzarote during this month. April 2002 was the wettest April in a very long time, when the island received rainfall on 13 days throughout the month.
Dusty sandy storms blown over from Africa (referred to locally as calimas and siroccos) are common in Lanzarote throughout the year, especially as the weather gets warmer and drier. Although this type of weather condition doesn’t post any extreme danger, it does bring with it high temperatures – up to 20°C higher than normal – very low visibility and a general discomfort for everyone.
Papagayo Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Mirador del Rio in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Things to do
- If you’re into fishing, don’t miss the chance to go big game fishing during your holiday in Lanzarote. April is a great month to enjoy this sport and marks the beginning of the tuna fishing season. Sport Fishing Lanzarote offers a superb big game fishing excursion which takes up to eight adults and children on one trip. The tours are suitable for inexperienced and experienced fishermen alike and spectators are even welcome onboard to watch and soak up some rays whilst the others fish.
- Families travelling with small children on an Easter holiday will have a great time at AquaLava. This water park is open throughout the year, but April is really the earliest that the water in the pools and slides will be warm enough to enjoy the experience. Here you’ll find a number of water slides, interactive games, mini clubs and swimming pools designed for little ones to enjoy. There are plenty of solariums with sun beds for the adults to make use of whilst the little ones keep themselves amused, as well as a buffet restaurant where you can re-energise.
- Tropical Park is a great choice for another family-friendly day out. This zoo is home to more than 150 different animal species, including parrots, birds, penguins, lizards, foxes and lemurs, each of which is housed in a large habitat alongside information about the species in several languages. The park supports numerous conservation programmes, which means a percentage of the entrance fee you pay goes towards protecting species all across the world.
- Make the most of the spring sunshine and head straight to the beach. If you want to avoid the Easter crowds, spend an hour or two at Playa Quemada. This quiet bay isn’t as popular as many of the others in the south of the island and therefore doesn’t have facilities such as sun loungers and shades – so make sure you take your own things with you. Here you’ll find natural volcanic black sands with a few pebbles scattered about and calm, clear waters which are perfect for swimming in.
- April marks the start of the windsurfing season in Lanzarote, when the north-east trade winds blow regularly. Windsurfing Club Las Cucharas is one of the best sports clubs on the island and offers a huge number and variety of boards, guaranteeing something for everyone – whether you’re a total beginner or experienced professional. There are all sorts of windsurfing courses on offer, including those for children, beginners, intermediate and advanced windsurfers, as well as fun board courses, special coaching courses and junior clubs.
Horse Riding in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Where to stay
- The four-star Natura Palace and Spa Hotel is located on the coast in Playa Blanca. Here you’ll find standard rooms, premium rooms, suites and villas, each of which comes with: balcony or terrace, private bathroom with hairdryer, air conditioning, desk, satellite TV, telephone and minibar. Onsite facilities and services include: buffet restaurant, pool bar, spa, beauty centre, free WiFi access, solarium, swimming pools, tennis courts, mini golf, gym, daily entertainment and evening entertainment.
- The four-star VIK Hotel San Antonio is situated on the seafront, in a quiet part of Puerto del Carmen. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of double rooms, family rooms, junior suites and suites, each of which features: private bathroom with hairdryer, balcony or terrace, safe, minibar, telephone, satellite TV and air conditioning. Onsite services and amenities include: half-board, full-board and all-inclusive options, bar, restaurant, swimming pools, kids’ pool, solarium, wellness area, tennis courts, gym, playground and mini golf.
- Holiday Village Flamingo Beach is just a stone’s throw away from the beach and the centre of Playa Blanca. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of studios and one bedroom apartments, each of which comes equipped with: private bathroom, living room, kitchenette, safe, satellite TV, telephone and ceiling fan. Onsite facilities and services include: sports activities, heated swimming pool, kids’ pool, laundrette, playground, spa, games room and currency exchange.
Plaza San Miguel in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
April events in Lanzarote
Full Moon Party
10th April 2015
The Full Moon Party is a music festival held in El Chupadero, Lanzarote. This special music event attracts live musicians and DJs from across the Canary Islands. This is a super night out with a unique location. Make sure to look out for posters to check for dates and times as the date of the event tends to vary every year.
14th April 2015
The Spring Duathlon is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year in Lanzarote. Around April 14th the Spring Duathlon will take place in Teguise, consisting of a 5km run, 20km bike ride and a final gruelling 2.5km run. Anyone is allowed to enter and spectate!
26th April 2015
On April 26th, Club La Santa hosts the Volcano Triathlon. A must for sports enthusiasts wanting to keep fit whilst on holiday, this energetic event is made up of various courses, including one for swimming, one for biking and one for running. Courses are also available for kids to take part in, making it suitable for the whole family to enjoy.