November might not be the warmest month in Lanzarote throughout the year, but it's definitely sunnier and warmer than the UK and mainland Europe.
On most days you can still expect temperatures of up to 24-25°C, so as long as the sun is out you can still sunbathe and swim in the sea. November is one of the more quiet months in Lanzarote, since many people come for a break in October during half term and others will wait until December to come here to spend their winter holidays.
So November is good for a relaxing holiday and will give you the freedom to roam around the island without experiencing long queues anywhere.
Weather in Lanzarote in November
While cold weather is starting to creep up on most European countries, the Canary Islands are still enjoying nice and toasty temperatures during November.
It's true that even in Lanzarote the chances of rain increase and you might get up to 3 wet days during this month. But it's still far better than most other places. People who come here with high expectations, thinking that temperatures will still be around 30°C will be disappointed, since Lanzarote is not a tropical island like the Caribbean islands.
Lanzarote's climate is actually sub-tropical desert, which still means that it enjoys mild winters, with temperatures around 20°C, just not as hot as some people my think (or want).
But if you want a short-haul warm holiday in winter and you are from Europe, the Canary Islands are your best bet. They are the warmest destination in winter in Europe by far, because technically they are part of the African continent, although politically they part of Spain.
During the daytime in November you will be perfectly ok in shorts and a T-shirt (you'll be fine even in a swim suit), but for nights and evenings you should pack some long trousers and a jacket, because it can get chilly.
Temperatures in Lanzarote in November
The average high temperature in November in Lanzarote is around 23- 24°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 20°C. While it's definitely a drop from temperatures in October, the weather during the daytime still allow for sunbathing.
Record low & record high temperatures
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote in November (at Airport station) was of 34.2°C and the lowest was of 10.9°C.
Temperatures recorded in Lanzarote in November 2018
- Highest temperature during daytime: 26 °C
- Lowest temperature during daytime: 19 °C
- Highest temperature during nighttime: 20 °C
- Lowest temperature during nighttime: 13 °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. However there can be significant differences in between resorts, in the sense that while it can be sunny and nice in the south in Playa Blanca, it can be overcast up north and vice versa.
Rain in Lanzarote in November
November is one of the months that see some rain in Lanzarote, but usually no more than 3 days per month and no more than 15 mm rainfall. There have been some exceptions in the past years, including November 2018, which saw a lot more rain than it's common for this time of the year.
Sunshine hours in November
Lanzarote gets an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day in November, so the days are shorter but you'll still have time to enjoy in the sun.
Sea temperature in November in Lanzarote
These are the average numbers for the sea temperature in November in Puerto del Carmen:
Max: 22.8°C / 71.8°F
Avg: 21.2°C / 70.2°F
Min: 19.7°C / 68.7°F
Info from https://www.seatemperature.org
Can you swim in Lanzarote in November?
With an average of 21.2°C / 70.2°F, it is still possible to swim in the ocean in November. However, this the temperature at the water surface, so it totally depends on what is the temperature outside and each person's tolerance and preference.
Things To Do in Lanzarote in November
Since in November it is possible that not all days are beach days, here's our top proposals of what to do in November in Lanzarote.
Fortunately, there are lots of things to see and places to visit, so you will not have time to be bored as long as you are willing to leave your hotel for the day.
Visit Arrieta and Punta Mujeres on the North Coast
If you want to leave the busy resorts for a chill day, you can drive up north and go to one of the smaller towns that retain their local charm. You have time to stop in Arrieta and Punta Mujeres and you could even go inland to Haria, where there's a small market on Saturdays.
Go to Rancho Texas in Puerto del Carmen
If it's a cloudy day, you can reserve the day for a trip to Rancho Texas, the animal park in Puerto del Carmen. This is a great day out for the entire family and on Fridays and Tuesdays they even have a Country Night with a cowboy parade, a lasso and cabaret show, dinner and dancing on country music rhythms.
Events in Lanzarote in November
Dia de Todos Los Santos - All Saints' Day
1 November 2019
This is a religious event, when locals remember their relatives who have passed away.
It is a festive day here in Spain, which means that everything will be closed (shops, supermarkets, public institutions etc) so you should do you shopping the day.