What’s the weather like in Lanzarote in October?
With a location off the western shores of North Africa, Lanzarote’s the furthest east of the Canary Islands. This means it enjoys warm weather and hardly any rain in October, and you’ll love it at this time if you prefer thinner crowds on your holiday.
Lanzarote gets warm weather all year round because it’s close to the Sahara Desert. You might feel like you’re in the desert when there are hot winds and the occasional dust storm, but north easterly winds and the cooling Canary Current stop things from being too extreme in October. The Canary Current’s a stream of water that comes from the Atlantic, and makes for great diving as well as keeping you comfortable.
The average high temperature in Lanzarote during October is 27ºC, so you can look forward to chilling out in your beach gear during the day. Things stay pleasant in the evening, with night temperatures only falling to around 18ºC, so you won’t want to take up too much space in your suitcase with warm clothes. The average sea temperature’s 22ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the late-50s to 90%. You can expect just 10mm of rainfall across two rainy days.
During October you can expect 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day. Bring plenty of sun cream as UV levels will be high and the midday sun’s very hot. Sunset’s after 7.30pm at the start of the month, and gradually gets earlier until the end of daylight saving takes another hour off this.
Things to Do
The weather’s great for you to spend lazy days on the beach or by the pool in October. If you want to go diving you’ll enjoy Lanzarote’s clear waters and wonderful reefs, while if you can surf then the big, powerful waves that start firing off Lanzarote’s reefs in October are great. If it’s too hot for you to play golf or go mountain biking in the volcanic national parks, then there’s lots of great beaches to check out. Try the east coast’s family-friendly Playa de los Charcos and Playa de las Cucharas, which is great for windsurfing, or beautiful Playa Flamingo and popular Playa Blanca in the south.