Weather in Lanzarote in July

Is July a good time to visit Lanzarote?

It may be high summer, and the island of Lanzarote may lie on the doorstep of the Equator, but the weather on the island  in July is more like a very hot spring season than broiling high season heat. Exceedingly pleasant and fine weather greets the thousands who descend on Lanzarote’s resorts for their summer holidays – blue skies, brilliant sunshine, low humidity and no rain at all. It’s hot enough to bake on the beach, but not too sweltering to take some exercise and go walkabout on this small but fascinating volcanic island. The searing heat of the tropics is tempered on Lanzarote with the cool Atlantic currents and some refreshing sea breezes.


Climate in Lanzarote in July

July in Lanzarote is nearing the peak summer season, reflected in the temperatures which reach a maximum during the day of 29°C (85°F) in the interior and south coast, and only one or two degrees less elsewhere on this volcanic island, which has little vegetation but plenty of sun, sea, and sand. Expect to enjoy around 11 hours of unbroken sunshine every day of July on a Lanzarote holiday, with rain totally unheard of during this dry month. Nights are cool and starry, with the temperature dropping to an average of 20°C (68°F). If there is any blight on the weather in Lanzarote in July it is the possibility of some rather windy afternoons.  


What’s on in Lanzarote in July  

There is hardly a day goes by in Lanzarote in July without a fiesta of some description, usually celebrating a religious occasion or saint’s day. The most memorable of these is the Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen, celebrated mid-month with processions and much revelry throughout the island. Lanzarote is also famed for its commitment to jazz, and in early July international artists and fans of the genre gather in Teguise for the Jazz Canarias festival.  


What to pack for a holiday in Lanzarote in July                     

Everything you need for a summer holiday in Lanzarote in July should fit into a carry-on bag. Swimwear, sun protection, a couple of pairs of shorts and some cool tops are the essentials. A cardigan may be necessary if you are prone to feeling the sudden drop in temperatures between night and day.