What’s the weather like in Lanzarote in March?
Sitting off the west coast of northern Africa, Lanzarote’s the furthest east of the Canary Islands. It enjoys warm weather all year round, with temperatures rising in March as spring goes on. If you’re going to the island in March you’ll get plenty of sunshine and not much rain.
Lanzarote’s close to the Sahara Desert and would overheat if not for the cooling Canary Current and north easterly winds. Things do get hot when the desert sends winds over to the island, as well as the occasional dust storm. Lanzarote’s quite flat, so the weather’s similar across the island, although the south’s generally a bit warmer and sunnier than the north.
Hitting the beach is great in Lanzarote during March as the average high temperature hits 23ºC. Bring a selection of sunnies and swimmers for the days, but don’t forget to bring some warmer things for the evenings. The average sea temperature’s 18ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from 52% to just under 90%. Average rainfall’s just 14mm over three rainy days.
You can expect 12 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day in March. Take care of yourself in the sun as UV levels are very high. Sunset’s before 7pm at the beginning of the month, and after 8pm, once daylight saving starts towards the end of March.
Things to Do
Things to do
Known as the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, the Canaries are great for relaxing on the beach in March. Head to popular Playa Blanca and beautiful Playa Flamingo in the south of Lanzarote, or try family-friendly Playa de los Charcos and Playa de las Cucharas for windsurfing on the east coast. Diving’s popular throughout the year, while the best surfing waves are between October and March. The pleasant weather’s ideal for golf, mountain biking and hiking.
Where to stay
If you’re all about the sunshine then Playa Blanca’s the place for you, as it gets the best of the weather. It’s warmer and sunnier than anywhere else and can be sunny when the rest of Lanzarote’s cloudy. The north’s generally more cloudy, windy and wetter than the south, where you’ll find popular resorts such as Puerto del Carmen, Playa Honda and Costa Teguise.