Lanzarote: June Weather AveragesDaily averages for June
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Daily averages for June
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Averages for Lanzarote in June
June marks the beginning of the summer season in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, when temperatures increase, the number of sunshine hours rises and the chance of rainfall decreases. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 23°C – that’s 2°C warmer than in May – created by average highs of 26°C in the middle of the day and 19°C after dark.
Throughout the month, daily average temperatures gradually rise in Lanzarote as the month progresses. Daily averages begin at 22°C at the start of the month and fluctuate between 22°C and 23°C during the first three weeks. In the final week of the month, temperatures stay fairly constant at 24°C before ending at 25°C on June 30th. This makes the final week of June the hottest time to visit Lanzarote.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote in June is 40.7°C, which was registered on June 21st 2011 at Lanzarote Airport. The lowest temperature ever registered here in June is 12.4°C, which was recorded on May 5th 1975.
In June 2011, Lanzarote saw some very unusual extreme weather. Between June 4th and June 6th, the island experienced some powerful northerly winds, ranging from 7 m/s to 10 m/s, with gusts of up to 17 m/s. On the 11th of the month, the government put the island on yellow alert for intense northerly wind gusts of up to 19 m/s and high waves. This yellow alert stayed in place until midnight on June 13th. On the 25th, an orange alert for a calima was issued when visibility dropped down to 3km, maximum temperatures were 37°C-38°C and very low east-north easterly winds of 0-3 m/s were present. The orange alert stayed in place until the 27th, when it was degraded to a yellow alert, before it was upgraded back to an orange alert on the 28th and 29th.
June is a superb time to visit Lanzarote, when the weather is warm and sunny and the resorts are relatively quiet before the crowds hit for the summer holidays. You’ll be perfectly comfortable in beachwear during the daytime – don’t forget your suntan location and sunglasses – and will get away with shorts and sleeveless dresses on an evening. If you love high temperatures and want to visit Lanzarote when it’s warmest, delay your holiday until August – this is usually the warmest month of the year for the island.
During June, the probability of precipitation significantly reduces as the month progresses, beginning at 6% on June 1st and falling down to 3% by June 30th. At this time of year, the island is subject to an average of 0mm of rainfall! In the very unlikely scenario that you do experience some form of precipitation during your holiday in Lanzarote in June, it will most likely be drizzle (which occurs on 74% of days with rainfall), light rain (12%) and moderate rain (10%).
The highest monthly precipitation ever registered in Lanzarote in June is a meagre 1.2mm which was recorded at Lanzarote Airport during June 25th 1995, which is also the wettest June day the island has ever experienced to date. This is testament to how little precipitation the island receives at this time of year. The maximum number of wet days ever registered in any June in Lanzarote is three, which was recorded on June 2006.
June 2010 in Lanzarote also saw a fair bit of rainfall. The start of the month began with a yellow alert for high temperatures up to 34°C with almost no wind at all. Around the 10th of the month, the island was affected by several heavy rain showers which fell over night. Between the June 10th and 20th, the island saw hardly any sunshine at all – something which is incredibly unusual for a Canary Island in June – with intensely cloudy mornings and intermittent sunny intervals in the afternoons. During the 19th and the 20th, the strong gusts of wind were recorded, but these stopped in a very untimely manner, just before the PWA World Tour was held at Costa Teguise.
Throughout June, Lanzarote enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day, along with median cloud coverage which slowly decreases as the month progresses. Cloud coverage begins at 39% on June 1st and drops down to 34% by June 30th. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 40% of the time, partly cloudy 16% and mostly cloudy/overcast 13%.
Thanks to Lanzarote’s mild climate, the average sea temperature for the waters around Lanzarote is a mild 21°C – that’s 2°C warmer than the previous month. Although the sea in June isn’t as warm as it is in October or November, it’s certainly warm enough to go swimming in.
The relative humidity for Lanzarote in June averages at around 66%, ranging from 53% (mildly humid) to 89% (very humid) throughout the month, rarely dropping below 41% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air tends to be driest around June 1st, when the relative humidity drops to below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is usually at its most humid around June 4th, when it rises above 81% (humid) three days out of four.
Over the course of an average June, wind speeds fluctuate between 3 m/s (light breeze) and 10 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely going over 13 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 7 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around June 30th, when the average daily maximum is 10 m/s. Whereas the lowest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around June 9th, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The strongest wind ever recorded in Lanzarote in June is 24 m/s, which was registered on June 11th 2003. Generally, the end of June is the windiest part of the month, when yellow and orange alerts are usually put in place for gusts of around 2 m/s.
Aggressive sand storms which are blown over from the west coast of Africa (referred to locally as calimas and siroccos) commonly occur throughout the year in Lanzarote – especially during the summer months. Although they don’t post any real danger, these weather conditions do bring with them scorching temperatures – up to 20°C higher than usual – very low visibility and a general discomfort for everyone.
Playa Blanca beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Jonny
Where to stay
The four-star Los Jameos Playa is found in a quiet part of Puerto del Carmen, just a stone’s throw from Los Pocillos beach. This complex features traditional Canarian architecture with 530 rooms built around the swimming pool and solarium. Accommodation comes in the form of standard double rooms, junior suites, suites and family rooms, many of which come with sea or garden views. Each standard room features satellite TV, WiFi access and furnished balcony or terrace. Junior suites also come with air conditioning, free safe and larger bathroom with two sinks, whilst complete suites have separate bedrooms and are even larger than junior suites. Family-friendly facilities include children’s clubs, animation team, playground, mini disco, two children’s pools, babysitting services and free laundrette. Other amenities and services include four tennis courts, two squash courts, mini golf, free WiFi access, adult swimming pools and fitness room with step machines, treadmills, exercise bikes, weights and aerobics equipment. The spa and wellness centre is one of the highlights of the resort and features saunas, treatment rooms, water bed salon, relaxation zone, cold plunge pool and adventure showers.
The three-star H10 Lanzarote Gardens is a more affordable option when it comes to accommodation in Lanzarote. This hotel is situated in Costa Teguise and runs an all-inclusive programme which covers three restaurants: the Famara Restaurant which has show cooking and a children’s buffet, the Pool Bar Paradise which also offers a children’s menu and the Rio Bar which hosts mini discos for children. Here accommodation is provided in the form of 242 apartments, superior apartments, family apartments and bungalows. Each apartment features a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and coffee maker, living room with sofa bed and TV and balcony or terrace with garden or sea view. Onsite services and facilities include two adult swimming pools, one children’s pool, tennis court, multi-purpose sports court, child-friendly activities for guests aged six months to 17 years and mini salon with massages, manicures and pedicures. One of the most popular points of the H10 Lanzarote Gardens is its location, just 200m away from Playa de Las Cucharas beach.
Montana Club Suite Hotel is located in the centre of Puerto del Carmen, a five-minute walk away from Playa Grande beach and Avenida de Las Playas which is brimming with international bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is run on a “suite hotel” concept, with spacious self-catering apartments built on two floors around the central swimming pool, so guests can enjoy their own space, whilst still taking advantage of all the standard services offered by a hotel. Accommodation is provided in the form of 67 one-bedroom apartments and suites with air conditioning. Each apartment sleeps up to four and features a full kitchen, lounge with sofa bed and TV, bedroom with two single beds and furnished balcony or terrace. Suites can sleep up to six guests and offer the same amenities, with an additional two bedrooms. Within the hotel you’ll find two outdoor swimming pools, one children’s pool, entertainment programme, snack bar and free WiFi access throughout.
For something more top end, try Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort. This luxury five-star hotel is located in Playa Blanca and is designed in a traditional colonial Canarian style, with white-washed exteriors and dark brown wooden balconies. Guests can choose between double rooms, junior suites, suites, family suites, duplexes, royal rooms, presidential suites and royal suites. Double superior rooms are the best value for money and overlook the landscaped gardens or swimming pool, with views out to sea. Each of these rooms is also decorated in a colonial Canarian style, with dark wooden furniture, simple white, cream and blue colour schemes, independent bathroom with bath and sleeping/living room. Onsite dining options include buffet restaurant with international, Mexican and Italian show cooking, gourmet Isla de Lobos restaurant, Japanese Kampai restaurant, Italian Don Giovanni restaurant, El Chiringuito snack bar and + Tapas tapas bar. Room only, bed and breakfast, half board and half board deluxe options are all available. For children, the hotel boasts Kikoland with more than 10,000m2 of sports facilities and entertainment, six swimming pools and one kids-only Jacuzzi. For adults, there is one adult-only Jacuzzi, Boulevard Yaiza with designer shops, hairdressing salon, sports centre and the beachfront Thalasso Spa with a circuit, massages, beauty treatments and facials.
Dream Palace Castillo Resort is a five-star hotel also situated in Playa Blanca, at the sea front next to one of the island’s best beaches – Playa de Papagayo. This hotel features an adults-only relax zone by the pool with large Bali beds, plus a Vitanova Spa with circuit and treatment area, 11 outdoor saltwater swimming pools and three freshwater Jacuzzis. For children, the hotel provides Castleland with play area and mini water park, 5D cinema and family-friendly evening and daytime entertainment. New mums can also enjoy loads of freebies, including: spa access, massages, fitness programmes, swimming lessons with baby, medical assistance and childcare. Onsite dining options include Los Coloradas international buffet restaurant, Sansofe gourmet restaurant, Portofino Italian restaurant and Guangzhou Asian restaurant, plus four bars. Accommodation comes in the form of double rooms, family rooms decorated with children in mind, junior suites and complete suites. Room only, all inclusive and all inclusive premium options are all available.
Playa de Papagayo in Playa Blanca in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Canary Islands Photos
Things to do
June is one of the best times of year to visit Aqua Park, when the water will be warm enough for swimming, but the park won’t be crowded with the masses of people who show up during the summer holidays. This family-friendly water park is situated in Costa Teguise and offers four splash zones for small children, nine adrenaline-pumping slides and four family-friendly zones which include two large swimming pools, an obstacle course and paintballing. There are also two restaurants and four shops located onsite, as well as several solariums throughout which have free sun loungers and parasols.
If the summer sunshine gets a bit too much for you, take shelter at Cueva de los Verdes in Haría in the north of the island. Just like how the Aqua Park gets busy in the summer season, July, August and September are also the busiest months of the year to visit Cueva de los Verdes, making June a great month to go. This network of caves is the result of the Corona Volcano erupting and features at least 16 different volcano openings, spread out amongst six miles of underground passageways. In total, the underground caves stretch on for more than 6km from the cone of the volcano down to the sea, but the Cueva de los Verdes through which tours are held is only 1km long and takes one hour to walk down. During the tour you’ll see impressive colour ranges which cover the walls and vaults of the caves. The reds are caused by the oxidisation of the basalts’ iron content and the ochre shades are caused by the reflections of light on salt, resulting from the water seeping in from the surface. Cueva de los Verdes is open daily 10am to 6pm and tours are held several times each day in various languages, including English.
Make the most of the warm sea temperatures and go diving during your holiday in Lanzarote in June. Atlantis Diving Lanzarote is based in Puerto del Carmen and offers beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional and specialist diving courses. Diving sites are located all along the coast, including at Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Mala and Arrecife, as well as the nearby islands of Lobos and La Graciosa. Visibility around the islands is usually 10-30m and you’ll have the chance to see angel sharks, barracudas, moray eels, bream, cuttlefish, seahorses, wrasse, butterfly rays, groupers, jacks, sardines, octopus and damselfish. Even if you don’t spot loads of underwater wildlife, you’ll definitely get to see the unique underwater Canarian landscape, with cliffs dipping 200m underwater and rocky shelves in between the islands.
Cueva de los Verdes in Haria in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Son of Groucho
Hit the beach
With daily highs of up to 26°C, June is a great month to hit El Reducto Beach, the most popular beach in Arrecife. Despite its popularity, June is a relatively quiet month for the island, so you’ll have plenty of space to lie down your towel and relax. This beach is made up of soft, fine golden sands which stretch on for around 45m by 500m. The sea here is reliably calm and clear, making it perfect for swimming. Although during low tide, the sea can be difficult to get in, due to the rocky reef that is revealed when the sea goes out. Onsite facilities and services include: sun loungers, shades, showers, changing areas, toilets and lifeguards, with a bus stop, parking and telephones just back from the beach and a plethora of bars and restaurants along the promenade.
Wind conditions are at their strongest between May and August, making June a fantastic time to try your hand at some wind-based water sports. Lanzarote Surf – Kite – SUP organises thee-hour surf courses at Famara Beach for individual surfers and groups of up to six people. Famara Beach curves around the coast for 6km and receives swell from west-north, with winds from southwest-east. The centre of the bay gets most of the swell, but be aware that the sandbanks close at 8-10ft faces. Surfing at the north side of the beach should only be attempted by experts, where the waves can get fast and hollow at the lower side. Lanzarote Surf – Kite – SUP holds their beginner surf classes at the south end, where the waves are smaller and easier. The only things you need to be aware of are strong sideshore drift and currents.
Kite surfers at Famara beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Victor
June events in Lanzarote
4th June 2015
Corpus Christi is celebrated in Lanzarote in June. Whilst events are held all across the island, the biggest and best festivities usually take place in Arrecife. The highlight of the celebration is the decorative carpets made of coloured sea salt, sand and flowers which line the streets around the Church of San Ginés.
Fiestas de San Antonio de Padua
13th June 2015
On June 13th, the Fiestas de San Antonio de Padua are celebrated in Guime. These fiestas are a great opportunity to learn about the local culture and include photography exhibitions, folk music, sports events, children’s activities, music concerts, street processions, bingo, wine tasting, comedy shows and religious events.
Noche de San Juan
23rd June 2015
Noche de San Juan takes place on June 23rd in celebration of the summer season. Celebrations take place throughout the island, with huge bonfires and firework displays on the beaches. It’s traditional for young male locals to leap over the fire to prove their masculinity and as a symbol of leaving the past behind and moving into the future.
San Juan Bautista festival
24th June 2015
June 24th marks the San Juan Bautista festival in Haría. This religious festival is held in honour of the village’s local saint and begins on the night of the 23rd with a procession from the church square to the market.
Lanzarote Wine Run
15th June 2015
A must for sports enthusiasts and wine lovers, this event sees runners race through Lanzarote’s wine region for the chance to win their weight in wine. Those who walk the route will be invited to sample some of the region’s best wines. A culinary programme will also be featured, hosted by local restaurant owners and chefs.
PWA Windsurfing World Championship
30th June 2015 to 3rd July 2015
The PWA Windsurfing World Championship is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events in Lanzarote. The event always takes place in Costa Teguise, however, the dates can vary every year. The Championship attracts professional windsurfers from across the globe including Sarah-Quita and Jose Estredo.