Like the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s weather can be described in just two words: Eternal spring. The average annual temperature is 21ºC, 23ºC in summer, 18ºC in winter. This effectively allows you to carry out whatever activity you want to, any day of the year. Lanzarote offers an ideal sun holidays destination.

Here’s a chart with the average monthly temperatures for Lanzarote:




Lanzarote also enjoys long hours of sunshine throughout the year. This is further helped by the fact that, like the rest of Europe, the Canary Islands take part in DST (Daylight Saving Time) every summer.
Throughout the year, the island experienced an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day, 10 in the summer, and 7 in the winter.

Here’s a chart with the relevant data:


Average sunshine at Lanzarote


Due to its proximity to the African continent, every once in a while, and particularly in summer, smog from the Sahara desert is blown towards the island, which results in a few days of high humidity and dusty conditions.
By nature, Lanzarote is rather arid. It receives very little precipitation throughout the year. Indeed, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the easternmost islands of the archipelago, are rather well known for their dryness.