Weather Averages for Lanzarote in July
Averages for Lanzarote in July
In July, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands rises from 23°C at the start of the month up to 24.5°C in the final few days. Daily highs increase from 26°C up to 28°C and daily lows increase from 20°C to 21°C as the month develops.
In recent times, the highest temperature ever recorded in July in Lanzarote is 42.9°C which was recorded on July 25th 2004. The lowest temperature ever recorded for the island during this month is 15.4°C which was recorded on July 7th 1974.
July is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Lanzarote, when high temperatures and sunshine are almost guaranteed every day. You won’t need anything more than beachwear, sun tan lotion and sunglasses during the daytime and you’ll be perfectly comfortable in shorts, skirts, dresses and sleeveless tops on an evening. It’s always a good idea to bring a thin jumper or cardigan for an evening, just in case it’s a bit breezy.
In July, the average sea temperature for Lanzarote is around 21°C. Most visitors to the island will find this temperature comfortable enough for swimming, which is why most of the beaches will be full of sunbathers and swimmers at this time of year.
Across July, Lanzarote receives an average of 0mm of rainfall! Rain is incredibly unlikely to fall between May and August in the Canary Islands, but if you do get some precipitation during your holiday, it’s most likely to be drizzle or moderate rain.
The rainstorm which produced the most precipitation which has ever hit Lanzarote in July took place on July 1st 1987 and only resulted in 0.3l/m2 of rainfall. July 1987 was the July which saw more rainfall than any other since records began, when the island received only 0.3l/m2 of rainfall – all of which fell on the same day.
July 2002 was the wettest July in Lanzarote since records began, when the island received rainfall on a total of two days throughout the month.
Sand storms blown over from the west coast of Africa (known locally as siroccos and calimas) are a common occurrence throughout the year in Lanzarote – especially during summer. Although they don’t pose any real danger, these weather conditions do bring with them low visibility and incredibly high temperatures – as much as 20°C higher than usual.
Papagayo Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Dates for the diary
- On July 7th in 2014, San Marcial del Rubicón is celebrated in Femés. This local fiesta is one of the most important of the year, held in honour of the patron saint of Lanzarote. On this day, Femés is decorated with bunting and Canarian flags which adorn the streets and plazas. You can expect loads of traditional activities and events during this festival, including folk music and dancing, theatrical performances, wine tastings and local food samplings.
- Between July 9th and 12th in 2014, Costa Teguise hosts the European Freestyle Pro Tour. This windsurfing competition is great fun to watch as all participants work their hardest to compete for the €5,000 prize.
Camel Riding in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Things to do
- Make the most of the summer sunshine and head for the beach during your holiday in July. If you want to avoid the summer crowds, spend a few hours at El Lago Verde. This bay is usually very quiet and is situated on the edge of a half-submerged volcano cone. The unique location means the beach has naturally black volcanic sand which gives way to clean and calm waters perfect for swimming. The most interesting part of the beach is the bright green lake which is filled with volcanic minerals and micro-organisms believed to be unique to this location.
- If the high summer temperatures get a bit too much for you, seek shade inside the Lanzarote Aquarium. With so many people on the beaches and by the pool at this time of year, June is a great month to visit if you want to have the aquarium almost to yourself. This aquarium is the largest in the Canary Islands and is home to all sorts of aquatic creatures which live in 33 separate tanks. The highlights of the aquarium are the interactive tanks where adults and children alike can touch and feel several marine species, including star fish and sea cucumbers.
- The winds are at their strongest and most consistent during summer, making July a great month for surfing. Clandestino Surf Adventure offers all sorts of surfing classes suitable for beginners, intermediate surfers and professionals. If you don’t fancy having a go at surfing, you’ll be pleased to hear that the school also offers lessons in kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding and diving. You can choose to sign up for a course or opt for one of the fully immersive water sport holidays which include daily classes and accommodation.
- Fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to go on a fishing excursion during their holiday. Throughout summer, the waters surrounding Lanzarote are teeming with all sorts of fish, making July a great month to go fishing. Some of the fish you can expect to catch in July include tuna, wahoo and barracuda.
- If you’d rather admire fish instead of catching them, sign up for a diving trip with Big Blue Sea Diving Centre. This popular diving school offers all sorts of diving courses and lessons, from one-off try dives for complete beginners to comprehensive PADI courses for experienced divers. The owners of Big Blue Sea Diving Centre have plenty of experience helping nervous first-timers get to grips with the water sport, making it ideal for anyone worried about safety.
Aquarium in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Where to stay
- The four-star Hotel Casa del Embajador is located on the south coast of Lanzarote in Playa Blanca. Here guests can choose between 12 double rooms and one suite, each of which features: private bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes, telephone, TV, radio, minibar and safe. Onsite services and facilities include: laundrette, private parking, direct sea access, car rental, excursion booking, bar and TV room.
- The three-star Hotel Floresta is situated in Puerto del Carmen, just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and adapted apartments, each of which comes with: air conditioning, seating area, sofa, private bathroom, TV and telephone. Onsite amenities and services include: breakfast buffet, half-board option, swimming pool, solarium, gardens, tennis court, mini golf, playground, bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, free parking, car hire and 24-hour reception.
- Apartamentos Guacimeta Lanzarote is also located in Puerto del Carmen, close to loads of bars, shops and restaurants. Accommodation comes in the form of one-bedroom apartments, each of which includes: private bathroom with shower, living room with sofa bed, American-style kitchen, balcony or terrace, satellite TV and housekeeping. Onsite facilities and services include: mini market, snack bar, restaurant, safe, WiFi access, currency exchange, bicycle rental, swimming pool, solarium and gardens.
Monumento al Campesino in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
July events in Lanzarote
San Marcial del Rubicón
7th July 2015
On July 7th, San Marcial del Rubicón is celebrated in Femés. This local fiesta is one of the most important of the year, held in honour of the patron saint of Lanzarote. On this day, Femés is decorated with bunting and Canarian flags which adorn the streets and plazas. You can expect loads of traditional activities and events during this festival, including folk music and dancing, theatrical performances, wine tastings and local food samplings.
European Freestyle Pro Tour
9th July 2015 to 12th July 2015
Between July 9th and 12th, Costa Teguise hosts the European Freestyle Pro Tour. This windsurfing competition is great fun to watch as all participants work their hardest to compete for the €5,000 prize.
Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz and Mas Heineken 2014
11th July 2015 to 19th July 2015
The International Jazz Festival is celebrated across all of the Canary Islands during July. The festival usually lasts for three weeks around mid-July and attracts some of the best jazz bands and solo artists in the world. The festival is set to take place in Costa Teguise this year.
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
16th July 2015
In the middle of July, the whole of Lanzarote celebrates the Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Carmen. This religious festival takes place throughout most coastal towns and villages with many water-based activities, including huge water-fights, marine processions and firework displays held on boats out at sea. Food and drink kiosks are often set up for the duration of the event, giving you plenty of opportunities to sample the local dishes.
Señora del Carmen
16th July 2015
Señora del Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen and every year on July 16th Lanzarote celeberates the patroness with a festival of dance, music and food with glorious processions through some of the island's most iconic towns including Puerto del Carmen, La Graciosa and La Santa.