Averages for Lanzarote in February

Weather Overview

February is one of the quietest times of year for Lanzarote, Canary Islands, which makes it a great time to go if you want to bag a bargain. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 18°C, created by average highs of 21°C during the hottest part of the day and average lows of 14°C during the coldest part of the night.

Daily averages stay fairly constant at 18°C throughout th...

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Averages for Lanzarote in February

  Temperature 18°C


Low Temperature 14°C


  High Temperature 21°C


  Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 52 %
  Rainfall 18mm
  Rainfall days 3 days
  Chance of Rain 12 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 5 %
  Sea Temperature 18°C


Chance of Windy Day 53 %
Daily averages for February

Daily averages for February

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Averages for Lanzarote in February

Weather Overview

February is one of the quietest times of year for Lanzarote, Canary Islands, which makes it a great time to go if you want to bag a bargain. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 18°C, created by average highs of 21°C during the hottest part of the day and average lows of 14°C during the coldest part of the night.

Daily averages stay fairly constant at 18°C throughout the month with only a few days dropping down to 17°C – one day in the first week of the month and three days in the third week of the month. This makes the second and fourth weeks of February the warmest times to visit Lanzarote.

The highest February temperature ever registered in Lanzarote is 29°C, which was recorded on February 27th 1987. At the other end of the scale, the lowest February temperature ever registered on the island is 9°C, which was recorded on February 24th 1977.

Throughout winter, it’s common for temperatures to vary across Lanzarote, with the north being generally cooler and cloudier than the dry and sunny south.

This month is perfect for tourists who enjoy mild temperatures and don’t mind the odd cloudy spell every now and again. Whilst you’ll be perfectly comfortable wearing shorts and a t-shirt or beachwear during the daytime, a thick jumper or light coat is a must to go out on an evening.

The average sea temperature for Lanzarote in February is 18°C. Anything above 18°C is generally considered warm enough for swimming, although this really is the borderline temperature. This means that whilst some people will find this temperature too cold for swimming, others will find it the perfect temperature. Either way, it’s common to see beaches peppered with sunbathers and swimmers throughout the month.

Lanzarote receives around 18mm of rainfall in February which is spread across five days. Drizzle is the most likely type of precipitation you can expect at this time of year, which occurs on 48% of days with rainfall. This is followed by moderate rain (29%) and light rain (13%). The probability of rainfall occurring gradually subsides as the month develops, starting off at 22% at the beginning of the month and falling down to 19% by the end. This makes the final week of February the best time to visit Lanzarote if you want to keep the chances of your holiday being spoilt by rain down to an absolute minimum.

The island gets the majority of its precipitation between December and February, when there is a small chance of sudden flooding. Fortunately, the sunshine is never far away and following a heavy downpour, it shouldn’t be more than an hour or so before the sun is back out, drying up the rainfall.

The February storm which resulted in the most rainfall which has ever hit Lanzarote struck on February 16th in 1989, when the island received 55.1mm of rainfall in just 24-hours. Overall, that month saw the most amount of rainfall since records began, with 85.9mm falling across the month. On the other hand, February 2001 was the driest February ever, when the island didn’t receive any rainfall at all.

The longest rainstorm which ever affected the island in February took place in 2010 and only lasted three days – testament to how uncommon rain is for Lanzarote during this month. February 2005 was by far the wettest February for a long time, when the island received rainfall on 15 days.

Even though Lanzarote enjoys a sub-tropical climate, the island is rarely humid. This means that even when temperatures soar, they never feel overly hot and uncomfortable. At this time of year, the relative humidity typically ranges between 55% (mildly humid) and 89% (very humid), rarely falling below 39% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is driest around February 29th, when the relative humidity drops below 63% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around February 16th, when it rises above 83% (humid) three days out of four.

Lanzarote enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine each day in February, giving you plenty of chances to work on your tan whilst on holiday, even if you do experience a shower or two. However, you should also expect a fair share of cloudy spells, with a median cloud coverage of 44% (partly cloudy) which hardly varies at all throughout the month. On an average day in February, the sky is clear/mostly clear 33% of the time, partly cloudy 20% of the time and mostly cloudy/overcast 15% of the time.

Over the course of a typical February in Lanzarote, wind speeds range between 2 m/s (light breeze) and 9 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely going over 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around February 29th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around February 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s (moderate breeze). The strongest gust of wind ever registered in Lanzarote in February is 24.7 m/s, which was registered at Lanzarote Airport on February 2nd 1984 at 17:40.

Dust sand storms blown over from Africa (locally referred to as calimas and the more severe siroccos) are a common occurrence throughout the year, especially when one season is merging into the next, such as in February. Although they don’t pose any real danger, these dust sand storms bring with them high temperatures up to 10°C higher than normal, low visibility and a general discomfort for everyone.

Playa Dorada Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Where to stay

The four-star Nautilus Lanzarote is located in Puerto del Carmen – one of the most popular resorts on the island and provides accommodation in the form of standard, superior and XL one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is decorated in a contemporary, modern fashion with artwork from international artists and comes well-equipped with a full kitchen, free WiFi access and separate lounge with TV and sofa bed for additional guests. There are two heated swimming pools – one for adults and one for children – within the complex, plus a children’s playground, mini golf course, minimarket and free WiFi access throughout. Although there are no bars or restaurants within the complex, Nautilus Lanzarote does serve a daily breakfast by the pool and offers a takeaway service, so you can enjoy food from your favourite local restaurants in the comfort of your room. Nautilus Lanzarote is very well located, being just 100m away from the nearest Blue Flag beach and a small shopping mall which offers a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops.

If you’re planning a quiet, romantic holiday in Lanzarote, consider making a reservation at Corona Playa. This four-star hotel is located in Costa Teguise, just steps away from the Playa Bastian Beach and a lively promenade full of shops and bars. Ideally located, the centre of the resort is just a 15 minute walk away, where you’ll find even more shops, bars, restaurants and attractions. Guests can choose between standard rooms and suites, each of which is spacious and decorated in a colourful, contemporary style and surrounded by well-maintained Canarian gardens with sea views. If you don’t mind paying a few euros extra, you can upgrade your room with extras such as tea/coffee making facilities, guaranteed loungers by the pool and free use of the gym. There are two heated swimming pools within the complex, each of which is surrounded by sunbathing terraces and tropical gardens. If you ever get bored of swimming and sunbathing, there’s also the Pavilion where daily entertainment and games are organised, plus a sports courts, table tennis, darts and a pool table to keep you entertainment. When it comes to dining options, there’s The Crown restaurant which serves international cuisine with themed dinners buffet-style, the Monkey Bar which hosts live evening entertainment and televised sporting events, plus two poolside snack bars.

For a superb family-friendly hotel, look no further than THe Mirador Papagayo. Situated in Playa de las Coloradas, this hotel specialises in family holidays and offers several mini clubs for different ages, playground, games room, mini disco and organised games to keep the little ones entertained. For adults in search of relaxation, there’s a mini spa with hammam, caldarium, hydromassage bath, cold water baths and massage services. The three outdoor swimming pools surrounded by sun loungers and parasols are also great places to chill out. If you prefer to keep active whilst on holiday, there are organised aerobics, archery and spinning classes, plus the facilities to play billiards, squash, darts, table tennis, football, water polo, tennis and volleyball. The dining options here are superb and include two pool bars, one restaurant, one lobby bar and one salon bar – together they offer a plethora of international and local delicacies. Double rooms and junior suites are available, but if you’re holidaying with your family, the dedicated family rooms will be ideal. Each family room comes with a pool view, fully-equipped kitchen and can sleep up to four guests.

Hesperia Playa Dorada is perfect for holidaymakers who want to stay close to the beach during their holiday in Lanzarote. Located just a stone’s throw away from the golden Playa Dorada Beach and a ten-minute walk along the promenade to the centre of the resort, this four-star hotel offers 465 guestrooms divided between three floors. Each category of room – from standard and family rooms to junior suites and complete suites – is decorated in bright colours and provides guests with free WiFi access, satellite TV and sea views. The better the room category you book, the better in-resort benefits you’ll enjoy, including unlimited access to exclusive swimming pools and dining areas. What makes this resort stand out from the rest is that it has six swimming pools, including a semi-Olympic-sized pool for those serious about swimming. Other onsite highlights includes a nine-hole pitch and putt course, a modern gym, a mini club for kids and a wellness centre with a lengthy treatment menu. The hotel also has two restaurants which specialise in all-you-can-eat buffets, plus one British-style pub. 

Corona Playa in Costa Teguise in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Corona Playa in Costa Teguise in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Tony

Things to do

If you’re visiting Lanzarote as a family during half-term, don’t miss the chance to visit Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. Located in Puerto del Carmen, this family-friendly park features loads of habitats with all sorts of animals, from tigers and parrots to sea lions and crocodiles. One of the most popular parts of the park are the shows which feature birds of prey, tropical birds, marine mammals and even cowboys. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants throughout park, so you’ll never be stuck when it comes to lunchtime.

The weather in Lanzarote can be a bit cloudy during February so if you’re stuck for something to do on an overcast day, spend a few hours at Go Karting San Bartolome. Great fun for adults and children alike, this go karting course offers free transport from all resorts across the island, so you don’t have to worry about getting there. The racing track has been built into the mountainside, which means there are loads of challenging twists and turns to work your way around, making for a tough and interesting race for everyone. After you’ve finished competing, you can chill out with a drink and something to eat at the onsite bar.

Add some family-friendly culture into your holiday by visiting the Pirate Museum. Situated in a castle close to Teguise, this museum is packed full of information about pirates in general and a history of the pirates which have come into contact with Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands. The cartoon-like drawings are always a hit with children whilst adults are won over by the sculptures and the views across the island from the museum’s elevated position. You’ll only need around 30-60 minutes to see everything there is to see, making it a great way to pass the time until the sun comes out.

Make the most of the cooler temperatures and overcast days by enjoying a round of golf at Lanzarote Golf. This 18-hole par-72 course is located between Puerto del Carmen and Tias and offers stunning mountain and sea views. As well as the main golf course, Lanzarote Golf also features: a club house, changing rooms, café, equipment rental, practise green, putting green and pro-shop.

Make the most of the cooler weather and enjoy a round of golf at Lanzarote Golf in February in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Make the most of the cooler weather and enjoy a round of golf at Lanzarote Golf in February in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, image taken by Hotel Costa Calero

Hit the beach

If you’re a fan of surfing, head to Famara Beach. This beach is often very blustery – particularly in February – which makes it unsuitable for sunbathing, but perfect for wind-based water sports. The beach is made up of a mixture of golden and volcanic sand and since the currents and rips are so strong, surfing is only recommended for professionals with previous experience. If you want a break from the wind, take shelter inside one of the many manmade stone wave-breakers peppered along the beach. There are no bars or restaurants onsite, so you’ll need to take your own food and drinks. 

Playa Grande Beach is a great place to spend a day if you’re staying in Puerto del Carmen. Although this beach is the most popular in the resort, Lanzarote as a whole is fairly quiet in February, so the beach should never be too crowded if you visit at this time of year. This beach features soft, golden sand peppered with tropical palm trees which provide plenty of natural shade. But if you don’t want to dose under a tree, there are also sun loungers and parasols which you can hire. Other services and facilities you’ll find on the beach include a sports area, children’s play area, showers, boat hire, water sports and lifeguard patrol. Even though there are no breakwaters or other shelters, the sea is usually calm at this beach, making it a great place for swimming.

Famara Beach is one of the best beaches in Lanzarote, Canary Islands for water sports

Famara Beach is one of the best beaches in Lanzarote, Canary Islands for water sports, image taken by Victor

Eating and drinking out

Satisfy your sweet tooth by paying a visit to Café del Plaza in Puerto Calero. This small and friendly café serves up a huge variety of homemade baked goods – from savoury pasties, sausage rolls and pies to sweet scones, cakes and biscuits. It’s the only place in Puerto Calero that you can enjoy a proper afternoon tea, complete with strawberry jam, clotted cream and British tea in china cups!

If it’s Italian food you’re after, pop into Bandido’s. Found in the Matagorda Shopping Centre in Puerto del Carmen, this restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and offers a lengthy menu of pizzas, pastas, fresh fish and grilled meat. Although the food is Italian, the drinks are international, with a wide selection of local and imported beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. Most diners favour the classic mojitos and say they are some of the best on the island!

February events in Lanzarote



1st February 2017 to 28th February 2017

Every February, Lanzarote bursts into life with carnival celebrations. Parades, street parties, carnival queen ceremonies, theatrical performances, firework displays, musical concerts and dances. Almost all towns and villages host their own events and festivities throughout the month in celebration of the carnival, including Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Haria and Costa Teguise. 2017 dates to be confirmed.




Valentine's Day

14th February 2017

Celebrate St. Valentine's Day with your loved one in one of Lanzarote's many renowned restaurants, which will often put on a special menu for the day. Check out Brown's Deli in Costa Teguise or El Toro in Puerto del Carmen for Valentine's offers. Or, if you fancy something a little different why not try a Valentine's cruise or catamaran excursion?

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