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Weather Averages for Lanzarote in January
Averages for Lanzarote in January
The average temperature for January is 62.6°F (17°C). Temperatures can vary across the island in December and January. The north will be cloudier and cooler, while the south will remain sunny and relatively warm.
The average low temperature is between 56.3 and 57.2°F (13.5 and 14°C). January is well suited for tourists if they do not mind these cooler nighttime temperatures. A jacket or sweater may be required during the evening.
The average high temperature is between 69.8 and 71.6°F (21and 22°C). The average sea temperature is 66.2°F (19°C). It is common to see sunbathers on the southern beaches of Lanzarote during January.
There is an average of 0.94” (24 mm) of precipitation. There is an average of 16 days of precipitation annually. These usually happen somewhere between December and February. However, January is by no means rainy. There is an average of 7 hours of sunlight each day.
Generally, the weather is perfect in Lanzarote. It is considered a land of eternal spring. The only minor thing that January visitors should worry about is the slight chance of flash flooding. Although it is not a common occurrence, the rainfall at higher elevations can sometimes make its way down into the populated areas.
Dust storms are another weather concern, however, they don't usually start until mid-February. In 1999, there was a freak dust storm in January but this has been the only one recently recorded.
Dates for the diary
During January, the inhabitants of Lanzarote celebrate the Epiphany. Locally called Dia Del Reyes, this is the day when presents are given, signifying the gifts that the wise men brought to the baby Jesus. The best place to be in order to celebrate this event is Arrecife, the capital, where there is a great procession.
Where to stay
In terms of accommodation, the Las Brisas, offers quaint villas which offer privacy and solitude with their self-catering services and private gardens. However, the heated pool is also a nice amenity. The fact that Las Brisas Resort is within walking distance to town for eating or shopping makes it an enjoyable, peaceful getaway at any time of the year. There is also a bar which offers food which is ideal for lunch.
Those looking for a more traditional tourist holiday may prefer a resort such as Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort. This one, full of amenities like room service, kids’ activities, a bar/lounge, and a fitness centre, is much more suited to those who want to be within walking distance to two beaches: Playa Blanca and Rubicon.