Lanzarote: September Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||68 %|
|Rainfall days||2 days|
|Chance of Rain||4 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||2 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||54 %|
Averages for Lanzarote in September
In September, the average temperature in Lanzarote, Canary Islands falls from 24.5°C at the start of the month down to 24°C in the final few days. Daily highs follow a similar pattern, falling from 28°C down to 27°C as the month progresses, but daily lows stay constant at 21°C.
In recent times, the highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote during September is 40.5°C which was recorded on September 6th 1986. The lowest temperature which has ever been recorded on the island during this month is 15.5°C which was recorded on September 23rs in 1983.
As the kids go back to school and the temperatures begin to drop, September in Lanzarote gets quieter as the month goes on. Despite the small decrease in temperature, Lanzarote still experiences summer weather in September, with clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and high temperatures almost guaranteed. You won’t need any more than beachwear, sunglasses and sun tan lotion during the day and you’ll be perfectly comfortable in thin and light clothing on an evening.
In September, the average sea temperature for Lanzarote is around 22°C. Almost all visitors to the island find this temperature ideal for swimming, so expect to see the beaches teeming with sunbathers and swimmers during your holiday in September.
Across the month, Lanzarote receives an average of 0mm of rainfall! Precipitation is very unlikely across the Canary Islands at this time of year, but if you are unlucky enough to get some rainfall during your holiday, it will most probably be drizzle or moderate rain.
The rainstorm which resulted in the highest amount of precipitation which ever hit Lanzarote in one day in September took place on September 20th 1984, with 11.3l/m2 of rainfall. On the other hand, September 2008 was the wettest September for a long time, when Lanzarote received 14.9l/m2 of rainfall across the month.
The September which had the highest number of rainy days was September 2008, when the island received rainfall on seven days across the month.
The only weather conditions you really need to be wary of when visiting Lanzarote in September are calimas and siroccos. These are the local names for aggressive sand storms blown over to Lanzarote from the west coast of Africa. Whilst calimas and siroccos don’t pose any real dangers for most of the year, they can be quite serious during September, when sand in the air considerably reduces visibility and temperatures can rise up to 20°C higher than normal.
Las Conchas Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Dates for the diary
- On September 14th in 2014, Guatiza celebrates the Fiesta Santo Cristo de las Aguas. This religious festival is a great opportunity to get an insight into the local culture and is comprised of traditional dancing in the plazas, a procession throughout the streets, musical theatre performances and a huge street party to top it all off.
Jardin de Cactus in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Things to do
- September is one of the best times of the year to hit the beach in Lanzarote, when the temperatures and high and the beaches aren’t as busy as they are in the summer months. La Garita is found in the middle of Arrieta and features soft golden sand which gradually slopes into the clean and clear sea. The sea has medium-sized waves perfect for surfing during summer, but by September things have usually calmed down and the sea is more suitable for families and couples wanting to enjoy a swim. Onsite facilities and services include: sun loungers, shades, children’s playground and beach bars.
- September is one of the best months of the year for tuna and big game fishing. So if you’re a keen angler, don’t pass up the chance to go on a big game fishing trip during your holiday. Sport Fishing Lanzarote is one of the best sports fishing excursion groups on the island and offers all sorts of shark and big game fishing trips. You can opt to join a group fishing trip or if you have a bit of cash to splash, hire the boat and team for yourself and enjoy a private charter trip.
- If you’re visiting Lanzarote at the end of September, why not visit Dino Park? The end of September is one of the best times of year to visit this attraction, when the pools are still warm but the families have all gone back home so the queues are kept to a minimum. Here you’ll find a top selection of action-packed adults’ slides, more chilled-out kids’ rides and swimming pools as well as several cafes where you can stop for something to eat or drink.
- If the September sunshine gets a bit too much for you, seek shelter at Cueva del Agua. These caves are quite hard to navigate, so you’re best off exploring the area with a tour guide. The colours and textures of the different rocks inside the caves are the most outstanding aspect, so make sure you don’t leave your camera back at the hotel. The whole tour covers around 1km of caves and caverns and is only recommended for the physically fit and those who aren’t nervous when it comes to confined spaces.
- Take advantage of the very last of the north eastern trade winds in September and go windsurfing during your holiday. Windsurf Paradise comes highly recommended and offers a variety of windsurfing courses, suitable for beginners, pros and everyone in between. All the classes are videotaped, so not only will you be able to visually learn from your mistakes, but you’ll also have a cool souvenir to take home. There is a shop and bar available onsite, so you won’t have any problems if you leave your sun cream or sandwiches back at the hotel.
Cueva de los Verdes in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Where to stay
- Barcarola Club is located in the centre of Puerto del Carmen, close to loads of bars, shops and restaurants. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which features: a sitting/dining room, well-equipped kitchen, separate bedroom(s), private bathroom with hairdryer, balcony or terrace with pool or garden view, telephone, safe, satellite TV and free WiFi access. Onsite services and facilities include: buffet restaurant, pool bar, daytime and evening entertainment, children’s playground, kids’ mini club, laundry service and swimming pool.
- Natura Garden Apartments are situated in Playa Blanca – one of the most popular resorts in Lanzarote. Here guests can choose from studio and one-bedroom apartments, each of which comes complete with: air conditioning, balcony or terrace, safe, kitchen, private bathroom with hairdryer, telephone and satellite TV. Onsite amenities and services include: buffet restaurant, pool bar, swimming pool, solarium, tennis and padel courts, mini golf and gym.
- Apartamentos Nazaret is found in the centre of Costa Teguise, just a short walk away from the beach. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes equipped with: balcony or terrace, TV, telephone, radio, safe, iron, private bathroom with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and kitchen with fridge, microwave, oven and toaster. Onsite facilities and services include: swimming pool, library, bicycle rental, bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, free parking and car hire.
Monumento al Campesino in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
September events in Lanzarote
Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios Song Festival
8th September 2015
On September 8th, Yaiza celebrates the Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios song festival. This religious festival is held in honour of the town’s patron saint and is made up of music concerts, sports competitions and dancing. The highlight and climax of the event is the giant water party which takes place at the end of the day, providing locals and visitors alike with a great way to cool off.
Fiesta Santo Cristo de las Aguas
14th September 2015
On September 14th, Guatiza celebrates the Fiesta Santo Cristo de las Aguas. This religious festival is a great opportunity to get an insight into the local culture and is comprised of traditional dancing in the plazas, a procession throughout the streets, musical theatre performances and a huge street party to top it all off.
Fiesta de Señora de Los Dolores
15th September 2015
This religious festival is held in honour of the town’s patron saint and sees a huge number of locals dress up in traditional Canarian attire and walk to Mancha Blanca – the village which the patron saint is said to have saved. Most of the action takes place at the town’s church, around which a statue of the saint is paraded. There are usually loads of food and drink stalls set up for this sort of event, providing you with plenty of opportunities to try the local cuisine.
Travesia a Nado El Rio (Open Water Swim)
28th September 2015
Travesia a Nado El Rio is a gruelling 2.6km long swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa. Swimmers come from all over the Canaries and even Europe to take part in this renowned race. In recent years over 600 swimmers have taken on the challenge to swim the 2.6 km. The main aim of this event is to make swimming more popular in the Canary Islands.