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Lanzarote Climate Chart, showing average temperatures for each month

 

The Canaries form an archipelago of seven main islands, situated in about latitude 28°N, some 100 km/60 miles off the coast of North Africa. The Island of Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands, 37 miles (60km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, making it the fourth largest island in the Canaries.

Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 20°C in January to 30°C in August. Annual rainfall is just 140mm (5.5 inches). This makes Lanzarote the perfect year-round destination. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean here are cooled by the Canaries current, hence summer temperatures rarely rise very high, whilst winters are extremely mild.

The ambient air temperature is tempered by the trade winds and you should be particularly careful not to be deceived by the fact that the sun is very powerful all year round.

The warmest days in summer occur when hot, dry air is drawn out from the Sahara desert and reaches as far as the islands. This air may sometimes be laden with fine dust particles blown from the desert. However, it reaches the islands with a raised relative humidity and lower temperatures after its passage across the cool ocean water. Daily sunshine hours range from an average of six in winter to as many as eleven in the summer months.

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