Weather in Lanzarote in November

Is November a good time to visit Lanzarote?

November is one of the coolest and cloudiest months on Lanzarote, but this does not mean you will miss out on the sunshine! On this island, famed for its fair weather, even a slight fluctuation in conditions is remarkable, and November is the month when some changes occur. The temperature drops somewhat from the summer highs, still staying pleasantly warm during the day though, and there is a slightly increased chance of rain and dust storms. Humidity levels are very low, but there should be very little wind. All in all, as you lay on your sunbed or enjoy the many outdoor activities, it will be hard to believe that this is the start of winter.


Climate in Lanzarote in November

The average maximum temperature on Lanzarote in November is 24°C (75.2°F), but it has been known to fluctuate markedly and much hotter conditions are not out of the question. The sun shines for an average 213 hours during the month, which belies the fact that locals consider this to be the “cloudy” season on the island. Yes, there can be some cloudy days, but these are usually confined to the eastern and northern parts of Lanzarote, and don’t necessarily bring rain.

Rain does follow the island’s notorious dust storms, of which there is a low to moderate risk in November. These gritty winds blow in a haze from the Sahara desert and can usually be seen approaching, generally followed by some rain showers. The occurrence is rare however.

Overnight temperatures drop quite markedly, and it can be chilly outdoors during November in Lanzarote, with temperatures varying between 14°C (57.2°F) and 17°C (62.6°F), depending on your location.


What’s on in Lanzarote in November

The month starts on a lively note with All Saints Day celebrated across Lanzarote in typical jolly style. The mild weather makes November in Lanzarote the perfect time for athletic pursuits, and it all comes together at the end of the month with the Lanzarote Marathon, run through the streets of the capital, Arrecife.


What to pack for a holiday in Lanzarote in November

You will have plenty of opportunity to sunbathe in your swimsuit on Lanzarote in November, so take it along together with a high factor sunscreen and sunhat. For walking, shopping and sight-seeing shorts and t-shirts will be fine during the day, but a warm jacket will be welcome after dark when the temperature drops.