Weather in Lanzarote in August

Is August a good time to visit Lanzarote?

It could be breezy in Lanzarote in August, but most visitors welcome the trade winds as respite from the heat, which can be rather intense on the beaches during day in this busy summer season.  If it is too windy on the sands retreat to the resort pool, but this is unlikely to happen very often. There is no fear of rain at all, but the UV rays from the tropical sun can be dangerous, so take precautions. In general Lanzarote is hot, dry and sunny throughout the month, with luscious cool evenings.


Climate in Lanzarote in August

The wonderful warm water temperatures of the sea surrounding the island of Lanzarote peak at around 23°C (73.4°F) during August, making this the perfect place to enjoy watersports of all descriptions, including putting the trade winds that blow across the island to good use with some windsurfing. The air temperature is as hot as it gets on Lanzarote during August, with the mercury hitting 30°C (86°F) and above most days, dropping significantly after dark. Rainfall is non-existent on Lanzarote in August, although some days may start off with  cloud banks, which should dissipate by mid-morning.  Expect around 11 hours of sizzling sunshine every day.


What’s on in Lanzarote in August

Open water swimming contests, fireworks and fiestas, music concerts, art exhibitions – the packed programme of events for Lanzarote in August ensures there is something to suit all tastes and ages.


What to pack for a holiday in Lanzarote in August                      

A bikini is the basic requirement for a holiday in Lanzarote in August, but if you want to add a cover-up make sure it is something cool and comfortable. A pair of flip-flops to stop the sand burning your feet, and plenty of high factor sunscreen lotion is vital. For evenings shorts and t-shirts are dressy enough in the resorts, although if you want to primp in your skimpy party gear, feel free to bring it along for the pubs and clubs.