The weather in October in Lanzarote is still quite warm and the water temperature is still perfect for swimming.
October is a relatively peaceful and quiet month in Lanzarote, apart from the week during the midterm holidays, when prices also go up considerably. So if you are not conditioned by school holidays, try to plan your arrival to the island outside of that period to get a better price for flights and accommodation.
Although temperatures start to drop, the weather is still resembling more to summer than to autumn as we know it back on the European continent.
Weather in Lanzarote in October
October is a good month to visit Lanzarote for those who are looking for warm weather, but wish to avoid the extreme heats that occur during the summer season.
Rain is still rare during October, with an average of 2 rainy days per month. On most days the weather will be still hot enough that you will want to hide in the shade during the afternoon hours, when the sun is strong and a high SPF lotion is required.
Some mornings during October might be cloudy and it might take a few hours for the sun to come out, but on most days the sun does comes and and it shines bright up until around 6PM. But those cloudy days are perfect to explore the island, which is something we always recommend to anyone coming on holiday to Lanzarote.
The island has so much to offer beyond the resorts and the all inclusive hotels. You might think it's a small island, but it's packed with beautiful natural landscapes and attractions that can keep you busy for weeks if you want to discover them properly. October in Lanzarote is a perfect month for such explorations, since it's not as hot as during August or July, when being outside in the afternoons in places beyond the coast would be a nightmare, due to the high temperatures.
Temperatures in Lanzarote in October
The average high temperature in October in Lanzarote is around 27°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 19-20°C. At night you might need a cardi or a jacket, so be sure to bring one with you.
Record low & record high temperatures
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote in October (at Airport station) was of 37.1°C and the lowest was of 12°C.
Temperatures recorded in Lanzarote in October 2018
- Highest temperature during daytime: 31 °C
- Lowest temperature during daytime: 22 °C
- Highest temperature during nighttime: 22 °C
- Lowest temperature during nighttime: 16 °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 October
October usually sees an average of 2 rainy days, so it's not what you could call a wet month. It's a good thing that the island has so many great bars, so you'll be covered in case you see some rainy action while you're here.
Sunshine hours in October
Lanzarote gets an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day in October, so it's true that the days get shorter and you will not get as much sunlight as you would during the summer months. But the days back home where you are from are probably a lot shorter than in Lanzarote; plus here's warm and still sunny, so there are more advantages than disadvantages.
Sea temperature in October in Lanzarote
These are the average numbers for the sea temperature in October in Puerto del Carmen:
Max: 23.4°C / 73.5°F
Avg: 22.6°C / 72.7°F
Min: 21.8°C / 71.9°F
Info from https://www.seatemperature.org
Can you swim in Lanzarote in October?
With an average of 22.6°C / 72.7°F, the sea is at its warmest in October, especially during the first half of the month.
Swimming is not only possible in October in Lanzarote, but also one of the best pastimes during your autumn break here.
Things To Do in Lanzarote in October
Usually in October you can do everything you could do during the summer, since the weather will be on your side. From sunbathing, to swimming and driving around the island, you have plenty of choices to make your holiday one to remember.
Arrecife is Lanzarote's capital and a nice place to visit for the day.
Don't miss a brunch at the Arrecife Gran Hotel, the tallest building on the island, from where you'll get a spectacular view of the city and beyond it. Plus, they have great juices and coffee and cakes as well, so why not splurge a little? (although the restaurant is not that expensive to start with).
Playa de Famara
Famara beach is popular among surfers and other sports enthusiasts. Even if you are not a surfer yourself (we're not) you can still enjoy the scenery, with the amazing cliffs in the backdrop. It's also a beautiful place to watch the sunset, especially for those looking for a romantic setup.
Events in Lanzarote in October
Artisan and Farmer's Market in San Bartolome
7 October 2018
A market with local products, activities for children and different gastronomic tastings with local produce.
Spain's National Day
12 October 2019
Spain's National Day is also known as Dia de la Hispanidad and it celebrates the day when Columbus has first arrived in the Americas.
Remember that it is a bank holiday so most shops and supermarkets will be closed, so you should do your shopping the day before.