August is the hottest month in Lanzarote and there's no doubt about it.
July is not that far behind, but August really takes the lead in terms of high temperatures here in Lanzarote.
In August it's all about spending time on the beach and working on your tan. Just don't forget about buying a sun cream with a high level of protection, since the sun will be burning all throughout August. This is by August is one of the busiest months on the year in Lanzarote, with holiday makers from the UK and also mainland Spain coming over for their summer breaks.
How Is The Weather in Lanzarote in August
If you like it hot...then August is the perfect month for you to come to Lanzarote.
On most days temperatures surpass 30°C during the daytime, while at night it cools down a bit with temperatures around 22°C. During the day you'll need to hide in the shade in the afternoons and you will need to keep yourself hydrated, so make sure to always have a nice bar in sight.
The ocean is finally pleasant and warm enough for everyone to enjoy swimming in it. The water parks in Costa Teguise or Playa Blanca are always a good idea, but they are also crowded with all the other visitors who are looking to cool down.
High temperatures come with a high risk of calima as well. But when this phenomenon happens it doesn't last for a long time and in maximum 3-4 days the sun will be clear again and the temperatures will get back to normal (temperatures usually go up during the calima).
Temperatures in Lanzarote in August
The average high temperature in August in Lanzarote is around 29°C during the day, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 21°C.
Record low & record high temperatures
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote in August (at Airport station) was of 43.6°C and the lowest was of 16.6°C.
Temperatures recorded in Lanzarote in August 2018
- Highest temperature during daytime: 35 °C
- Lowest temperature during daytime: 27 °C
- Highest temperature during nighttime: 22 °C
- Lowest temperature during nighttime: 21 °C
Since the island is mostly flat, the temperatures stay pretty much the same across all major resorts in Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise.
Rain in Lanzarote in August
It is highly improbable for rain to occur in Lanzarote in August, so leave your umbrellas and raincoats at home.
On normal years Lanzarote gets 0 mm of rainfall in August and even on years when exceptions from this rule occur, you won't see more than 1 or 2 days of rain across the entire month.
Sunshine hours in August
Lanzarote gets an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day in August, similar to July. From here on the days start to become shorter, but August is still one of the months when you get plenty of daylight to make the most of your trip.
Sea temperature in August in Lanzarote
These are the average numbers for the sea temperature in August in Puerto del Carmen:
Max: 23.1°C / 72.6°F
Avg: 21.9°C / 71.4°F
Min: 20.7°C / 70.2°F
Info from https://www.seatemperature.org
Can you swim in Lanzarote in August?
With a small increase in temperature from the previous month, the sea in August is warm enough for you to swim.
Beaches like Papagayo and also resort beaches are packed in August and there's no wonder why. Everyone wants to enjoy the sun in Lanzarote and beaches are flooded with holiday makers who take advantage of their children's summer break to come over for a family holiday.
Things To Do in Lanzarote in August
Whatever you plan to do or see in August in Lanzarote, do it early in the day in order to beat the crowds. Or if you are planning in visiting some of Lanzarote's attractions, like Jameos del Agua pictured above, you can wait until late afternoon, when all the tour buses have gone for the day.
Go on the footsteps of Cesar Manrique
If you want to skip the beach for a day, make a day trip around Lanzarote and follow on the footsteps of Cesar Manrique.
Jameos del Agua, Cueva de los Verdes, Cesar Manrique Foundation or Mirador del Rio are some of the most important places for you to visit.
Take a trip to La Graciosa to discover some amazing beaches that will take your breath away
You will have to head over to Orzola in the north of Lanzarote, then take the ferry and cross over to La Graciosa. You can explore the island on foot (there are no paved roads on the island), or you can rent a bike or a car. You can also buy an excursion and they will take you directly to the best beaches and will usually include lunch, so it's a full day trip to enjoy this small paradise.
Events in Lanzarote in August
Fiesta de San Gines
10 - 25 August 2018
San Gines is the patron saint of Arrecife (Lanzarote's capital) and it's the biggest party in town throughout the year. The event usually takes over half the month of August and you should come over if you want to see how the locals like to party.
14 - 15 August 2018
The festivities in honor of the Virgen de La Caridad pay tribute to the wine industry and field workers. Visit Lanzarote's own wine country and taste the various types of wine produced on the island.