Weather Averages for Lanzarote in February
Averages for Lanzarote in February
In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded for Lanzarote in February is 29°C (February 27th, 1989), with the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month being 9°C (February 24th, 1977).
Throughout winter, it’s common for temperatures to vary across the island, with the north being generally cooler and cloudier than the dry and sunny south.
February 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. 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.
In February, Lanzarote receives around 17mm of rainfall spread across five days throughout the month. Drizzle is the most likely type of precipitation you can expect for Lanzarote in February, followed by moderate rain and light rain.
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.
The rainstorm with the most rainfall which has ever hit Lanzarote during this month struck on February 16th in 1989, when the island received 55.1l/m2 of rainfall in 24-hours. Overall, that month saw the most amount of rainfall since records began, with 85.9l/m2 across the month. On the other hand, February 2001 was the driest month 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 2010 was by far the wettest February for a long time, when the island received rainfall on 15 days.
Dust sand storms blown over from Africa (locally referred to as calimas and the more severe siroccos) are a common occurrence throughout the year – even in February. Although they don’t pose any danger, these dust sand storms bring with them high temperatures, high winds and low visibility which can be extremely uncomfortable.
Playa Dorada Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Dates for the diary
- Between February 6th and February 12th in 2015, Lanzarote hosts the Spring Triathlon Camp. Held at Club La Santa, this sports event is perfect for beginners looking to improve and professionals looking to train. Club La Santa provides all sorts of sports facilities to make your training a success, including: salt-water lagoon, Olympic swimming pool, running track and on- and off-road running routes in the local area. This week-long event is perfect for anyone training for an upcoming triathlon event, or even those who just want to get fit.
- Every February, Lanzarote bursts into life with carnival celebrations. The dates and details for the 2015 carnival have yet to be revealed, but the events and activities remain pretty constant and usually include: 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.
Sea Lion Show at Rancho Texas in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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 displays with all sorts of animals, from tigers and parrots to sea lions and crocodiles. One of the most popular aspects 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.
- 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.
- The weather in Lanzarote can be a bit cloudy during February. 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.
- 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: club house, changing rooms, café, equipment rental, practise green, putting green and pro-shop.
- 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 man-made 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.
Lanzarote Golf 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. Accommodation comes in the form of one- and two-bedroom standard and adapted apartments, artist homes and villas, each of which features: sofa bed, HD TV, telephone, iron and ironing board, safe, well-equipped kitchen, private bathroom with hairdryer and terrace or balcony. Onsite services and amenities include: 24-hour reception, swimming pool, kids’ pool, solarium, supermarket, WiFi access, luggage storage, restaurant, massage room, playground, mini golf and table tennis.
- The four-star Corona Playa is located in the heart of Costa Teguise. Here you’ll find standard and twin rooms available, many of which come with sea or garden views. Each of the rooms comes complete with: colour TV, telephone, safe, air conditioning and balcony. Onsite services and facilities include: two swimming pools, solarium, reception, internet access, restaurant, snack bars, lounge bars, entertainment team and sports activities.
- The four-star Iberostar Papagayo is open all-year-round. Here you’ll find accommodation available in the form of double rooms, family rooms and junior suites, each of which features: air conditioning, private bathroom, WiFi access, safe, satellite TV, telephone, minibar and terrace or balcony. Onsite facilities and services include: swimming pools, solarium, bars, restaurants, spa, kids’ club, playground, internet access, babysitting and sports activities.
Playa Chica Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands