Averages for Lanzarote in March

Weather overview

In March, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands rises from 18°C at the start of the month up to 19°C by the end of the month. Daily highs rise from 21°C to 22°C and daily lows rise from 15°C to 16°C.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded for Lanzarote in March is 32.7°C (March 12th 1981) and the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month is 8.3°C...

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Averages for Lanzarote in March

  Temperature 19°C

66°F

Low Temperature 15°C

59°F

  High Temperature 23°C

73°F

  Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 56 %
  Rainfall 12mm
  Rainfall days 2 days
  Chance of Rain 8 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 2 %
  Sea Temperature 18°C

64°F

Chance of Windy Day 54 %
Daily averages for March

Daily averages for March

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 19 20 19 19 19
°F 64 64 64 64 64 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 64 66 66 68 66 68 68 68 68 68 68 66 68 66 68 66 66 66

Averages for Lanzarote in March

Weather overview

In March, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands rises from 18°C at the start of the month up to 19°C by the end of the month. Daily highs rise from 21°C to 22°C and daily lows rise from 15°C to 16°C.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded for Lanzarote in March is 32.7°C (March 12th 1981) and the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month is 8.3°C (March 1st, 1988).

March is ideal for holidaymakers who enjoy mild to warm temperatures and aren’t put off by the chance of an overcast day every now and then. You won’t need any more than a t-shirt, shorts and beachwear during the daytime, but you’ll make good use of a thick jumper or light coat on an evening.

The average sea temperature for Lanzarote in March is 18°C. Everyone is different, so whilst some visitors might find this temperature to be too cold for swimming, others will find it perfect. Either way, it’s the norm to see sunbathers and swimmers all over the beaches in Lanzarote in March.

During this month, the island receives around 14mm of rainfall divided between five days. Drizzle is the most common type of precipitation for Lanzarote in March, followed by moderate rain and light rain.

The rainstorm with the highest amount of rainfall which has ever hit Lanzarote in March struck during March 14th in 1995, when the island received 38.5l/mof rainfall in only 24 hours. Not surprisingly, that month saw the highest amount of rainfall since records began, with 46.1l/m2 across the month. On the other hand, March 2012 was the driest month ever, when the island received absolutely no rainfall at all.

The longest rainstorm which ever affected the island in March took place in 2011 and only lasted three days – proof as to how unlikely rainfall is in Lanzarote during this month. March 1991 was the wettest March for a long time, when the island received precipitation on 15 days.

Lanzarote enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each March, giving you loads of opportunities to work on your tan whilst on holiday.

Calimas and Siroccos (sand storms blown over from Africa) are a common occurrence in the Canaries throughout the year – including Lanzarote in March. Although these hot and sandy conditions don’t pose any real danger, they can last between one day and one week and generally make everyone feel hot and uncomfortable.

Playa Blanca Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Playa Blanca Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Jonny

Where to stay

Hotel Costa Sal is located in Puerto del Carmen, just a short drive away from the airport. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of: studios, one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments, bungalows and villas. Each unit features: balcony or terrace, TV, kitchen or kitchenette, private bathroom and air conditioning. Onsite services and amenities include: gardens, bar, restaurant, supermarket, tennis courts, playground, swimming pool and solarium.

H10 Sentido White Suites is a boutique hotel located in Playa Blanca. All the rooms come with 2 LCD TVs, coffee machine, minibar, iPod docking station, bathrobe and slippers, air conditioning and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities include: bars, restaurants, all-inclusive option, free WiFi access, dog-friendly, gym, parking, swimming pools, solarium and supermarket.

Plaza Azul Apartments are situated in Puerto del Carmen – one of the most popular resorts in the area. Accommodation comes in the form of one-bedroom apartments, each of which includes: separate bedroom, living room with sofa bed, TV, telephone, kitchen, private bathroom. Onsite services and amenities include: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, solarium, supermarket, 24-hour reception, laundrette, games room and internet corner.

Private terrace at Hotel Costa Sal in Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Private terrace at Hotel Costa Sal in Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by John

Things to do

If you’re visiting Arrecife for the Trofeo Sar Princesa Alexia, make time to stop by La Recova Market. Whilst this market is great to visit at any time of the year, it’s often busiest and has the most stalls when there’s a festival or event going on, such as the boat regatta in March. The recently re-established market features a handful of stalls with artisans selling all sorts of handmade crafts, including jewellery, pottery, clothes, shoes, bread and plants. There’s also a small café in the centre of the market where you can grab a drink or something to eat.

With daytime highs of around 23°C, March is a great time to hit the beach. Playa Grande is the main beach in Puerto del Carmen and stretches on for over 1km, providing plenty of room for kids to play and adults to relax. Here you’ll find soft golden sands, clear waters ideal for swimming, parasols and sun beds to rent, showers, changing rooms, toilets, vending machines, lifeguards and various water sports. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in the area, too.

Cloudy days are still a common weather feature in March in Lanzarote. If you’re stuck for something to do on an overcast day, visit the Timanfaya National Park. Because the park has hardly any natural shade, it can be far too hot to visit in the summer months when the chance of cloud coverage is small. The Timanfaya National Park is one of the most popular attractions on the island and is made up of 100s of volcanoes and mini geysers. As well as wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere whilst snapping a few photos, you can also go on a camel ride to better explore the area.

March is one of the best months of the year for surfing in Lanzarote, when the swells are consistent throughout the Canary Islands. If you’re a beginner wanting to learn, or a pro looking to improve, sign up for a course at the Surf Camp and Surf School in Lanzarote. This company offers various courses for all levels and abilities, including beginner level, intermediate level and advanced level. There’s even a course designed for enthusiastic surfers travelling with those not interested in the sport.

Diving season in Lanzarote kicks off in March, making it a great time to book an excursion or course with a diving school. Safari Diving School in Puerto del Carmen is one of the most popular because it’s the only one on the island situated directly on the beach. The school offers all sorts of diving courses – including BSAC, PADI, SSI and NAUI – as well as group diving offers, accommodation packages and try dives for beginners.

Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote, Canary Islands taken by Son of Groucho

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