Avg weather in May
13 Hrs per day
2 mm per month
79 % avg
15 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in Lanzarote in May?

Sitting off the west coast of North Africa, Lanzarote’s the furthest east of the Canary Islands. It has warm weather all year round thanks to this location, with temperatures getting hotter in May with summer around the corner. You can look forward to lots of sunshine and virtually no rainfall with a trip to Lanzarote at this time.

Climatic influences

Lanzarote can feel like the Sahara Desert in May due to the hot winds and occasional dust storm, although the island has the desert to thank for its hot weather. The Canary Current and north easterly winds will usually keep you cool enough, while dust storms aren’t as bad on the coast. Lanzarote’s relatively flat, so there’s not much difference in weather across the island, although the south and resorts that are below are usually a bit warmer and sunnier than the north.


The average high temperature in Lanzarote during May is 25ºC, which is perfect for working on your tan at the beach or by the pool. Bring your best bathers, but remember to pack some warmer things for the evenings as temperatures cool to 15ºC at night. The average sea temperature’s 19ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the early-50s to late-80s(%). Average rainfall’s just  two millimetres over a single rainy day.


Days are long and sunny in May, and you can expect 15 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be very high so take good care of yourself in the sun, which sets close to 9pm by the end of the month.

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