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Weather Averages for Lanzarote in February
Averages for Lanzarote in February
The average temperature for Lanzarote, Spain in February is 63.5°F (17.5°C). This means that the nightly average low temperature is around 55.4°F (13°C).
The average high temperature is between 69.8 and 73.4°F (21 and 23°C) during the day. Even though it is still considered winter, there will be plenty of people taking in the sun’s rays or participating in water sports such as windsurfing or scuba diving at this time of year.
The average sea temperature is 64.4°F (18°C). It will get warmer later in the summer, of course, but most divers and swimmers do not find this an uncomfortable temperature.
There is an average of 0.55” (14 mm) of precipitation. There is an average of 16 days of precipitation annually, most of these coming between December and February. Those who are concerned about visiting in the “rainy season,” however, should not be concerned. Rainfall is very rare even in these months.
There is an average of 8 hours of sunlight per day.
February is a splendid time to be in any of the Canary Islands, because they celebrate Carnaval in style. Large celebrations on the island of Lanzarote occur in the capital city of Arrecife and in Puerto del Carmen.
There is also a smaller version of the celebration in Costa Teguise. Carnaval is arguably the most famous festival in the Canary Islands. Like many other holidays, it is tied closely to the people’s Roman Catholic religion. Historically, Carnaval was a time of over-indulgence before Lent. The traditional celebrations continue today with parades, music and costumes.
Around mid-February, dust storms affect the area. This is the stronger of two waves of storms that the island of Lanzarote, Spain sees each year. The storms are not dangerous; however, they are bothersome since they decrease visibility to about 650 feet (200 meters) and, in some cases, block out the sun completely. This is definitely not what sunbathers like to see. These storms generally only last for a couple of days at a time, though.
Another less concerning weather issue in Lanzarote, Spain during February is the possibility of flooding. Because the area gets very little rainfall and there is really nowhere for it to go after it does fall, this can occasionally cause flash flooding. This is very rare. The highest amount of rainfall Lanzarote, Spain has ever seen during February is 2.17” (55.1 mm) during a 24-hour period back in 1989.
One resort which tourists should consider is the Las Palmeras in Puerto del Carmen. Tourists find it conveniently located, only a short walk from the beach and from a strip of shops, bars, and restaurants. The complex is relatively small, which gives it a feeling of exclusivity, and visitors report that they felt very safe. Visitors have the chance to rent bicycles and ride around the area inside and outside the resort on bike paths.
The Timanfaya Volcano Park is an attraction that draws in close to 1 million visitors per year. A volcanic eruption that began in 1730 and did not end until 1736 created the unique and unsettling landscape. A tour of the area is available with a spectacular finale in the Devil’s Diner where patrons can enjoy breathtaking views of the park while their food is cooked over volcanic heat.