October Weather Averages for Lanzarote, Canary Islands

What's the Weather like in 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.

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    Lanzarote Weather for October 2019

    What's the Weather like in 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.

    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.

    Highest Recorded Temperature

    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.

    Average Sea Temperature

    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.

    Average Sunshine Hours

    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.

    Check the forecast page here.

    Weather Hazards

    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.

    Lanzarote Hotels in October

    H10 Timanfaya Palace

    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

    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

    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. 

    Lanzarote Beach for October

    In October, the sea water retains the warm temperatures from summer, making it a great month to hit the beach.

    Caletón Blanco

     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.

    Famara Beach

    The stunningly beautiful Famara Beach is a large curved bay known as "surfers paradise". Located on the north west coast of the island, it occupies kilometers of beach and the beach is backed by gorgeous pink cliffs that form the highest point of the island. It is ideal for surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. It is located away from all the resorts and the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts. The beach has beautiful fine sand and the largest waves in Lanzarote making it immensly popular with surfers. There are no bars or amenities on the beach however the nearby fishing village of La Caleta de Famara  has some small cafes, a couple of restaurants and a surf shop. 

    The Playa de Papgayo

    This group of 5 beaches are made up of long stretches of fine sand seperated by cliffs. The Playa de Papgayo are part of the protected area Monumento Natural de los Ajaches. The beaches are spectaculiar in their beauty and are accessible by a dirt road or a taxi boat from Playa Blanca Harbour. The small challenge of getting to these beautiful beaches is worth it once you experience the crystal clear emerald green water and unspoilt surroundings. 

    Bars and Restaurants 

    La Cocina De Colacho

    La Cocina De Colacho serves up a variety of different food but the most popular by far is the five-course set menu, which changes every week. Dishes range from steak with calvados and jus, and fish loin with a gin and tonic are a regular occurance. You are also presented with Lanzarotes finest wine due to the restaurants Wine Warehouse. 

    Marea Terraza Lounge Bar

    If you are looking for a place to let your hair down, Marea Terraza Lounge Bar serves fantastic coktails along with live music every night. You're encouraged to dance, (should you be brave enough) and the atmosphere is lively and enjoyable. 

    El Navarro

    El Navarro is a popular choice amongst travellers who are lookng for wonderful food. The restaurant is small and elegant with the dishes being presented beautifully. Every dish is prepared using local ingredients - if you are lucky enough to be in Lanzarote, you must try this restaurant. 

    El Risco

    If you are in the La Caleta de Famara you must try this delicious fish restaurant. It has a  simple interior and fresh local food, delicous fresh fish dishes and canarian specialities. From El Risco's pretty little terrace you can watch the windsurfers. 

    Things to do in Lanzarote in October 

    Sport Fishing Lanzarote

    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.

    The Dive Centre

    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.

    Raven's Volcano

    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.

    Jardín de Cactus

    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 2019

    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 2019 to 22nd October 2019

    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.




    La Pardela

    28th October 2019 to 30th October 2019

    Between October 28th and October 30th, El Golfo celebrates La Pardela. This festival guarantees a great turnout of locals and visitors alike who travel to the village to take part in all the water-themed events and activities. Whether you’re taking part or just watching, the crab races and fishing competitions are always two of the best events. The highlight and climax of La Pardela is certainly the huge fish cookout which is accompanied by traditional music played by local bands.

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