Lanzarote: November Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||44 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||13 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||6 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||50 %|
Averages for Lanzarote in November
In November, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands falls from 22°C at the start of the month down to 19.5°C in the final few days. Daily highs follow a similar pattern, dropping from 25°C down to 22°C whilst daily lows fall from 19°C down to 17°C.
In recent times, the highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote in November is 34.2°C which was recorded on November 8th in 1999. The lowest temperature which has ever been recorded on the island during this month is 10.9°C which was recorded on November 27th in 1977.
November is a great month to visit Lanzarote if you want pleasantly mild temperatures and don’t mind the odd cloudy spell or two. Shorts, t-shirts and a thin jumper or cardigan is all you’ll need during the daytime, but come nightfall, you’ll probably get a fair bit of use out of a coat or jacket.
In November, the average sea temperature for Lanzarote is 21°C. Almost everyone who visits the island will find this temperature ideal for enjoying a dip in the sea, which is why it’s common to see loads of sunbathers and swimmers on the beaches of Lanzarote at this time of the year.
Across the month, Lanzarote receives an average of 14mm of rainfall spread across five days. If you’re unfortunate enough to experience some precipitation during your holiday, it will most probably be drizzle, moderate rain or light rain.
The rainstorm which resulted in the highest amount of precipitation ever to hit Lanzarote in one single day in November took place on November 25th 1989, when the island received 49.3l/m2 of rainfall in one day. Not surprisingly, that month turned out to be the wettest November since records began, with a total rainfall of 80.9l/m2. On the other hand, November 2012 had the highest number of rainy days, with precipitation falling on a total of 16 days.
Whilst they’re most common during the summer months, calimas and siroccos can hit Lanzarote at any time of the year – even in November. These unpleasant weather conditions are caused by sand storms which are blown over from the west coast of Africa. Calimas and siroccos don’t post any real dangers, although they are characterised by low visibility, very high temperatures and a general discomfort for everyone.
Las Conchas Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Mini Geyser in the Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Things to do
- If the cool November nights are a bit chilly for you, stay warm by taking in a show. Music Hall Tavern is one of the most popular on the island and takes place in Puerto del Carmen every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The family-friendly drag show is always a huge hit with adults and children alike and the price of your ticket includes a three-course meal and drink on arrival.
- If you love to ride the waves, make sure you go surfing during your holiday in Lanzarote. The waves are at their largest between November and March, making this month a great one to grab your board and head to the beach if you’re an experienced surfer. La Santa Beach is one of the best ones on the island for surfing and features several different sections, each of which is frequented by different types of surfer. If you want to try and blend in with the locals hit the Slab section, or if you prefer a mix of nationalities, locals and visitors, head to El Quemao.
- Since it falls within the winter season, there is always a chance of an overcast day or two in November. If the clouds are blocking your holiday sunshine and you’re not sure what to do, why not visit the Lagomar Museum? Briefly owned by actor Omar Sharif, this museum is a truly unique place to visit, full of architectural interest, lagoons and hidden areas to explore.
- The cooler temperatures make November a great month to go hiking in Lanzarote. The trek up Caldera Blanca – one of the dormant volcanoes on the island – is one not to be missed. The hike takes around three hours to complete and it’s highly recommended that you take some trainers or hiking boots, food and water with you. The view from the top of the crater is amazing, so make sure you take your camera, too. If you’re travelling with young children or just don’t fancy hiking to the very top of the volcano, a walk around the area is pleasant enough.
- The main diving season in the Canary Islands ends in November, making this month your last chance to do some top quality scuba diving whilst on holiday in Lanzarote. Rubicon Diving offers a wealth of courses for first-timers and experienced divers alike. Some of the diving courses include: PADI Seal and Bubblemaker for children, technical, rebreather and instructor for advanced adults and try dives for novices. There are also several recreational dives available for those who just want to have fun.
Mirador del Rio in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Where to stay
- La Penita is located in the centre of Puerto del Carmen, just a short walk away from loads of tourist attractions and facilities. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of one-bedroom apartments, each of which comes equipped with: two single beds, private bathroom with hairdryer, kitchen with hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, tea/coffee making facilities, lounge with sofa bed, satellite TV, telephone, safe and balcony or terrace. Onsite amenities and services include: currency exchange, car hire, excursion booking, playground, tennis courts, snack bar, housekeeping and free WiFi access.
- The four-star H10 Rubicon Palace is situated in Playa Blanca. Here guests can choose from a variety of spacious rooms, each of which features: balcony or terrace, 32” TV, mini bar, safe, air conditioning and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities include: free WiFi access, internet corner, swimming pools, kids’ pools, sports ground, boutique, parking, laundrette, bars, restaurants and all-inclusive option.
- Parque Tropical is set in the heart of Puerto del Carmen. Here you’ll find accommodation available in the form of one-bedroom apartments, each of which comes complete with: terrace or balcony with garden, pool or sea view, well-equipped kitchen, TV, telephone, safe, ironing facilities and ceiling fan. Onsite amenities and services include: currency exchange, excursion booking, car hire, WiFi access, laundry facilities, swimming pool, restaurant and pool bar.
Camel Riding in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
November events in Lanzarote
Ocean Lava Lanzarote Triathlon
1st November 2015 to 2nd November 2015
The Ocean Lava Lanzarote Triathlon takes place between November 1st and November 2nd in Lanzarote. This sporty event is split up into quarter and half-length courses and is comprised of swimming at the beach in Puerto del Carmen followed by cycling in the vineyards through La Geria and ends with running along the seafront back to Puerto del Carmen.
Transatlantic Sailing Race
29th November 2015 to 30th November 2015
A brand new Transatlantic Sailing Race kicks off between November 29th and 30th in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. Whilst only experienced sailors can take part, everyone is invited to the port on the departure day to watch the participants sail off on their adventure to the Caribbean.
Lanzarote International Marathon
29th November 2015
Lanzarote International Marathon takes place on November 29th and is open for everyone to take part in. Participants can choose to do the entire marathon (42km) or the half marathon (21km. So no one feels left out, there is also a 10km race, a wheelchair race and even several children’s races.
All Saints’ Day
1st November 2015
November 1st marks All Saints’ Day in Lanzarote. On this day, locals remember their dead relatives and visit their graves to place flowers on them. Due to its strong Catholic routes, there aren’t any real events or festivities which take place on this day for tourists to join in with.