12 DecLocal Time: 23:04 WET UK Time: 23:04 GMT
- Sunrise 07:38
- Sunset 17:57
- Moonrise 14:42
- Moonset 03:05
|Temp feels like:||20°c (68°f)|
|Length of Day:||10h 19m|
|Dew Point:||15 °c (59°f)|
|Pressure:||30.24 " (1024 hpa)|
Average for December: 14°c (57°f)
Weather Overview for Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is a busy tourist spot on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Its pleasant all-year round weather makes Puerto del Carmen a wonderful holiday destination and provides activities to suit all ages and tastes. Puerto del Carmen has outdoor restaurant terraces where you can view the old fishing harbour and eat delicious fresh seafood. Unlike many other busy holiday resorts, Puerto del Carmen lacks high rise buildings and still has its Spanish charm.
Summer in Puerto del Carmen is typically the hottest season of the year, with an average high temperature of 21°C in June, 22°C in July and 23°C in August. The average low temperatures are still relatively warm with 13°C in June, 15°C in July and 16°C in August. Rainfall is a rare event in Puerto del Carmen with no rain at all throughout the Summer months. There is normally just one day of rain in July, which would only probably be a short shower!
If beaches and sunbathing is your thing, Puerto del Carmen is a wonderful place for your holiday with a six kilometre stretch of golden beaches and the weather is warm enough for a ride on a banana boat! All of Puerto del Carmen’s beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and lack of contamination.
The Fiesta de Carmen (the festival for the patron saint of Puerto del Carmen) takes place at the end of July, when singing and dancing goes on all night until early morning. Decorated fishing boats, specifically made for the celebration, are set out to sea to signal the end of the fiesta.
Autumn is still a fairly warm time of year with an average high temperature of 23°C in September, 21°C in October and 18°C in November. The average low temperatures for the Autumn season are 16°C in September, 15°C in October and a cool but still pleasant 13°C in November. Rainfall is still rare in this popular Lanzarote holiday resort with only two days of precipitation in September at only 3mm, four days in October at 7mm of rain and five rainy days in November with 17mm of rainfall.
Winter’s climate is still quite good with an average high temperature of 16°C in December and 15°C in February. January is the coldest month of the year with an average high of only 14°C. The average low temperatures for Puerto del Carmen are 11°C in December, 9°C in January and 10°C in February.
Although frost is unlikely in Puerto del Carmen, it is still recommended that visitors come prepared for cool weather and to check the weather forecast. December is the wettest month in Puerto del Carmen but still only has six days of precipitation at 27mm in total on average! January and February only have five rainy days. 26mm of rain falls in January and 21mm in February. Although rainfall does not tend to be heavy, it is still recommended that visitors come prepared for precipitation.
A festival called Carnaval takes place at the end of every February until the beginning of March, so even though Winter is slightly cooler than the rest of the year, Puerto del Carmen is still a great place to visit.
Spring typically has a warmer climate than Winter in Puerto del Carmen, with an average high of 17°C in March and April and 18°C in May. The average low temperatures for Spring are 10°C in March and April and 11°C in May. Rain does not fall often in Puerto del Carmen, with only five rainy days in March at 14mm and four rainy days in April with 7mm. May is the driest month in Spring with only two precipitation days with 2mm throughout the month. The Lanzarote IronMan triathlon, a major international athletics event, takes place in Puerto del Carmen every May or June.
Even when the sun is not out in Puerto del Carmen, there are still many shops to visit to buy local souvenirs and gifts, arts and crafts and clothing. One can also visit the local art galleries and the
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