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Weather Averages for Lanzarote in December
Averages for Lanzarote in December
December begins the rainy season on the island of Lanzarote, however, that is a relative title. The island only sees about 16 days of rainfall throughout the entire year. The majority of these days will be in December, January and February. It is definitely not a major concern though, as it will not affect any planned outdoor activities too much.
December and January see the biggest difference of climates within the island. The northern part will be cloudier and much cooler than the overall average. The southern side will remain sunny and warm enough for sunbathing. Those who are planning a trip during this time should be aware of the slightly different sub-climates in order to choose resorts and activities accordingly.
The average temperature is 64.6°F (18.1°C). The average low temperature is between 59 and 60.8°F (15 and 16°C). The average high temperature is between 70.7 and 71.6°F (21.5 and 22°C). The average sea temperature is 68°F (20°C). Few people will find this an uncomfortable temperature for swimming or scuba diving.
There is an average of 1.06” (27 mm) of precipitation. There is an average of 16 days of precipitation annually. There is an average of 7 hours of sunlight per day.
Dates for the diary
Beginning as early as December 2nd, tourists can appreciate the Christmas holidays in Lanzarote. The season begins with the ceremonial “switching on” of the lights at venues such as the San Antonio church.
In the days following that, the capital city of Arrecife opens its Christmas market and turns on its lights as well. Nativity scenes, festive holiday concerts, and parades can be found across the island for the rest of the month.
Where to stay
If you want to stay near the action, the Lancelot Hotel is an excellent choice in Arrecife. It has beautiful views, but it is not outrageously priced. It sometimes has special holiday deals so it's worth keeping an eye out for reduced prices etc.
A beautiful hotel outside the city is Apartamentos Natura Garden. It is simple, with not many frills, and previous guests have reported one major complaint in that it is “dated.” Other than that, they have nothing but positive things to say about the Playa Blanca resort. It is close to Buskers Bar, which offers live entertainment and karaoke, too. In addition to its exciting night time activities, it is open for lunch as well.
Views from any of the island’s hotels should be fantastic as the landscape is unimpeded by billboards and skyscrapers. This is government ordinance on the island. The only exception is the Gran Hotel in Arrecife.