Averages for Lanzarote in October

In October, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands drops from 24°C at the beginning of the month down to 22°C during the final few days. Daily highs change in a similar pattern, falling from 27°C down to 25°C. Similarly, daily lows drop from 21°C to 19°C as the month progresses.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Lanzarote in ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 23°C 74°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 27°C 81°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 10 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 2 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 22°C 72°F

Daily averages for October

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°F 75 77 77 79 79 77 77 75 75 77 77 75 75 73 75 75 75 73 73 73 73 73 75 75 73 75 73 73 73 73 73

Averages for Lanzarote in October

In October, the average temperature in LanzaroteCanary Islands drops from 24°C at the beginning of the month down to 22°C during the final few days. Daily highs change in a similar pattern, falling from 27°C down to 25°C. Similarly, daily lows drop from 21°C to 19°C as the month progresses.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Lanzarote in October is 36°C which was recorded on October 22nd 1989. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been recorded on the island during this month is 12°C, recorded on October 25th 1974.

October is a great time to visit Lanzarote if you want plenty of sunshine, but don’t want the scorching temperatures that come with summer. You’ll be perfectly comfortable in shorts, t-shirts and beachwear during the day, but you’ll probably need a thin jumper or cardigan for an evening.

In October, the average sea temperature for Lanzarote is around 22°C. Most holidaymakers find this temperature perfect for swimming, which is why you’ll see plenty of swimmers and sunbathers on the beaches during your holiday in October.

Throughout the month, Lanzarote receives an average of 11mm of rainfall spread across four days. If you’re unlucky enough to get some of the wet stuff during your holiday, it will most likely be drizzle, moderate rain or light rain.

The rainstorm which caused the highest amount of precipitation ever to hit Lanzarote in one single day in October took place on October 25th in 2003 and resulted in 24.2l/m2 of rainfall. Not surprisingly, October 2003 turned out to be the wettest October since records began, with 68.3l/m2 of precipitation falling across the month. This month was also the October which had the highest number of rainy days, with precipitation falling on a total of 14 days.

Throughout October, Lanzarote enjoys around nine hours of sunshine each day, giving you plenty of chances to soak up some rays and work on your tan during your holiday.

Since the summer season has come to a close by October, the chances of you experiencing a calima or sirocco during your holiday decrease. These unpleasant forms of weather are created by sand storms blown over from the west coast of Africa. Whilst they don’t pose any real danger in October, calimas and siroccos do bring with them low visibility and high temperatures which make everyone feel uncomfortable.

Where to stay

The four-star H10 Timanfaya Palace is located in Playa Blanca – a family-friendly resort on the coast of Lanzarote. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of double rooms and junior suites, each of which comes well equipped with: balcony or terrace with sea or mountain views, air conditioning, TV, mini bar, safe and private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Onsite services and facilities include: all-inclusive option, swimming pools, WiFi access, internet corner, bars, restaurants, tennis court, gym, Jacuzzi, hair salon, laundrette and boutique.

Apartamentos Santa Rosa is located in Costa Teguise, just a short walk away from the beach. Here guests can choose between one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, each of which features: bedroom(s) with single beds, private bathroom, living room with sofa bed, safe, TV, telephone, well-equipped kitchen and balcony or terrace. Onsite amenities and services include: 24-hour reception, concierge, car hire, buffet restaurant, snack bar, swimming pools, kids’ pool, sports centre, supermarket, laundrette and leisure centre.

Hotel Lancelot is found in the centre of Arrecife, close to loads of attractions and amenities. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of double or twin rooms, each of which comes with: phone, air conditioning, mini bar, free WiFi access, safe, TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite facilities and services include: swimming pool, laundrette, luggage storage, newspapers, restaurant, bars, car park and car hire. 

Things to do

October and September are the best months of the year for big game fishing in Lanzarote. Sport Fishing Lanzarote organises a number of big game fishing excursions from the port at Puerto Del Carmen. During October, you can expect to catch tuna, white marlin, blue marlin, dorado, wahoo, dentex, barracuda, amberjack and snapper.

In October, the sea water retains the warm temperatures from summer, making it a great month to hit the beach. Caletón Blanco is one of the best secluded beaches on the island, ideal for sunbathing and swimming. This beach is actually made up of a collection of small bays of white sand where adults can sunbathe and warm rock pools teeming with aquatic wildlife which children can explore. The water at Caletón Blanco is incredibly clear, making it a top spot for snorkelling. There are no facilities available in the immediate area, so you’ll need to take your own food, drink and shade with you.

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with a shark, sign up for a diving excursion during your holiday in Lanzarote. October marks the start of the angel shark season in the waters surrounding the Canary Islands. The Dive Centre based in Puerto del Carmen offers a huge selection of diving courses and excursions, including those specifically designed to seek out angel sharks. If diving is a bit too intense for you, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Dive Centre also offers a number of snorkelling trips to choose from.

With the temperatures slowly cooling down, October is a great month to enjoy a walk or hike. The trek up Raven’s Volcano is one of the most popular on the island and allows you to get really close to the crater of an active volcano – something which you’ll struggle to do anywhere else in the Canary Islands. You can choose to visit the volcano as part of a tour, but if you enjoy having the freedom to go off and explore in your own time, you’re best off hiring a car and visiting the site on your own. Don’t forget to take a good pair of trainers or walking boots, food, drinks and your camera.

The possibility of cloud coverage increases as October progresses. If you’re unfortunate enough to have an overcast day during your holiday and don’t know what to do, why not visit Jardín de Cactus? This cactus museum-garden is home to more than 10,000 plants from over 1,450 different species from the Canary Islands, America and Madagascar, all of which were brought to Lanzarote by a botanicals expert. Whether you’re into gardening or not, Jardín de Cactus is a pleasant way to while away an hour or two on a cloudy afternoon.

October events in Lanzarote

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Día de la Hispanidad

12th October 2017

On October 12th, the whole of Lanzarote celebrates Día de la Hispanidad – the national day of Spain. Día de la Hispanidad is known for its huge street parties held in villages and towns throughout the island with free flowing food and drink, folk music concerts and plenty of dancing.




Ocean Lava Lanzarote Triathlon

15th October 2017

The Ocean Lava Lanzarote Triathlon takes place on 15th October 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.



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