Lanzarote Weather August Averages, Canary Islands
Whats the weather like in August in Lanzarote
With the summer holidays and wonderfully warm weather, August is one of the busiest times of the year for Lanzarote. Beachwear, sunglasses and plenty of sun tan lotion is all you'll need for the daytime and light, thin sleeveless clothes will be more than adequate for the nights. Despite the high temperatures, it's always a good idea to bring along a thin cardigan or jumper, just in case the wind picks up on an evening.
Highest Recorded Temperature
In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Lanzarote in August is 43.6°C which was recorded on August 6th, 1980. On the other hand, the lowest temperature ever recorded for this island during this month is 16.6°C which was recorded on August 1st 1982.
Average Sea Temperature
In August, the average sea temperature for Lanzarote is around 22°C. Almost all holidaymakers will find this temperature perfectly pleasant enough for swimming, which is why you should expect to see beaches packed with swimmers and sunbathers during your holiday in August.
Throughout the month, Lanzarote receives an average of 0mm of rainfall! Any type of precipitation is extremely unlikely to occur between May and August in the Canary Islands, but if you do get a bit of the wet stuff during your holiday, it will most likely be drizzle or moderate rain.
The rainstorm which caused the most precipitation ever to hit Lanzarote during August took place on August 21st 1989 and resulted in 6.9l/m2 of rainfall. As you'd expect, that August was the wettest August since records began, receiving a total of 7.3l/m2 of precipitation throughout the month.
August 1989 was the wettest August in Lanzarote for a long time, when the island received rainfall on three days across the month something which is very rare.
Average Sunshine Hours
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Siroccos and calimas are fierce sand storms blown over from the west coast of Africa. This type of unpleasant weather condition is a common occurrence throughout the Canary Islands all-year-round, but especially so during summer.
Whilst this type of weather doesn't pose any real danger, it can cause some problems during the hot summer months, when sand in the air causes visibility to become very low and temperatures can increase up to 20°C higher than normal.
Lanzarote Hotels in August
The four-star Costa Calero is located just a short walk away from the coast, making it ideal for families and couples who want to spend a lot of time at the beach during their holiday. Here you'll find single rooms, double rooms, double suites and family suites to choose from, each of which features: desk, chair, armchair, two mirrors, telephone, safe, fridge, air conditioning, free WiFi access, satellite TV, balcony or terrace and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities include: free beach shuttle service, water sports, car hire, shop, laundry service, kids' club, evening entertainment, daytime activities, swimming pool and spa.
Sandsbeach is situated on the coast in Costa Teguise. Here you'll find accommodation in the form of studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes equipped with: safe, ironing facilities, private bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and kitchenette with microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, oven and toaster. Onsite amenities and services include: breakfast buffet, half-board option, BBQ facilities, swimming pool, garden, terrace, sports facilities, playground, entertainment programme, restaurant, bar, free WiFi access and free parking.
Luabay Lanzarote Beach
The three-star Luabay Lanzarote Beach is also located on the beachfront in Costa Teguise. Here guests can choose between single, double and twin rooms, as well as junior suites, each of which comes complete with: private bathroom, living room with flat-screen TV and telephone, balcony or terrace and kitchenette with microwave and fridge. Onsite facilities and services include: 24-hour reception, childcare, swimming pool, kids' pool, laundrette, gym, sports facilities, kids' club, buffet restaurant, two bars, beauty salon, boutique and mini-market.
Lanzarote Beaches In August
Playa de la Cantería
Make the most of the glorious summer sunshine and hit the beach. If you want to avoid the crowds, you're best off spending a few hours at one of Lanzarote's remote beaches, such as Playa de la Cantería in Orzola. This secluded white sandy beach gives way to turquoise, clean waters which are perfect for cooling off in during summer. Whilst the sea is perfectly safe for swimming most of the time, keep an eye out if you see any windsurfers it means the waves are about to get a lot more aggressive! Due to the lack of popularity, this beach has no facilities, so you'll need to take your own food, drink and shade with you.
Things to do in August in Lanzarote
Hire a Car
If the summer sunshine is too much for you, take a break and drive around Lanzarote in a hire car. Summer is one of the best times for an island tour, when a lack of clouds and almost certain sunshine make the glistening ocean and rugged volcanic landscape look even more beautiful than normal, so make sure you take your camera. Whilst you're out, make an effort to stop by the Mirador del Rio. This lookout point is set 475m above sea level in the north of the island and offers incredible panoramic views which stretch on for miles.
Jameos del Agua
Another way to cool off from the summer heat is by visiting Jameos del Agua. This attraction is made up of an underground lagoon, filled with fascinating things to see, such as tiny albino crabs and unique volcanic rock formations. You can choose to visit the site as part of an excursion or on your own if you have a hire car. August is a great time to visit because most people are either by the pool or at the beach at this time of year, meaning you'll have plenty of room to explore the caves.
Learn To Surf With Lanzasurf
August is the last month of the year in Lanzarote when the surfing conditions are ideal, so take advantage and hit the waves. Lanzasurf is one of the best surfing schools on the island and offers all sorts of classes and lessons from fully-immersive surfing holidays with classes and accommodation to intensive surfing camps and one-day surf safaris. Whether you've never set foot on a surf board before or whether you're an experienced professional with years under your belt, you're sure to find the perfect course at Lanzasurf.
Lanzarote Sports Fishing
If you're into fishing, don't miss the chance to go sports fishing whilst on holiday in Lanzarote. August is one of the best times of the year for sports fishing when you can expect to catch everything from wahoo and barracuda to bonito and tuna. You can hire a boat and go off fishing yourself or team up with the professionals and go on a fishing excursion. Lanzarote Sports Fishing comes highly recommended and organises fishing excursions throughout the year on their own boat.