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September is our favorite month to visit Lanzarote.
The weather in September is still hot, but not quite as hot as in August. Also, after the first week of September passes the big summer crowds start to disappear, as schools start the new year all across Europe. Just don't imagine that you'll have the island all to yourself since Lanzarote is a year-round destination, and it's lively and busy even in winter.
Another great thing about visiting Lanzarote in September is that the ocean water has had time to warm up all throughout the summer months and now it's even warmer than it was back in August.
For us, the weather is perfect for beach exploration, from north to south and from east to west. Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen has perfectly clear water, Papagayo beaches in the south are simply a joy and Playa Famara draws us in to watch the surfers, even if we don't surf ourselves.
Rainfall is still a rare event in September, so no need to worry about that. This is why this month is the perfect mix of great weather and a more quiet and relaxed atmosphere compared to the summer season.
The average high temperature in September in Lanzarote is still around 28°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 20°C.
In Lanzarote, the daily mean temperature is 24.7°C (76.5°F) in September, which is calculated as a mean between the average high temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°F) and the average low of 20.8°C (69.4°F).
Remember that due to Lanzarote's closeness to the Equator, the sun feels stronger and it will easily burn your skin if you don't wear sun cream. After the sun is gone some evenings might start to feel chilly, especially towards the end of the month, depending on wind speed on most days. It might be a good idea to pack a cardigan or some light jacket, just for wind protection.
Record low & record high temperatures
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lanzarote in September (at the Airport station) was 40.5°C and the lowest was 15.5°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.
Does it rain in September in Lanzarote?
The average rainfall for September is still close to 0 mm, so there's almost no chance to see rain during this month.
You can still enjoy a full summer month here in Lanzarote, because even in winter the island still has a mild climate, with pleasant temperatures, comparable to an early summer/late spring.
Is Lanzarote sunny in September?
Lanzarote gets an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day in September, which is a big drop compared to the previous month when the island still got 10 hours of sunshine per day.
But since the evenings are still pretty warm and pleasant, they are perfect for long walks along the coast or through the resorts, while discovering the many great bars and restaurants the island has to offer.
With an average of 22.7°C (72.9°F), the sea is perfect for swimming. With a warmer sea compared to August, Lanzarote in September is perfect for beach holidays, without the crowds. So if you are able to visit sometime in September or in October, outside the school holiday dates, you will get to see a more chilled and relaxed side of the island.
September still feels like summer in Lanzarote, so you can easily sit by the pool all day or lounge on the beach and swim in the sea. But we always recommend that people also go out and explore the island and discover beautiful places to visit.
Los Hervideros - Lanzarote's Natural Wonder
Situated in a rugged volcanic landscape, Los Hervideros is a great spot to watch in admiration and fear the true force of nature.
Our advice is to come here at a time when it's high tide, so you will see the place at its full potential.
You can come here by booking a tour at one of the excursion centers in the resorts, or you can hire a car and drive on your own. Driving in Lanzarote is easy and the roads are in good condition, so we encourage you to explore the island at your own pace.
A visit to Timanfaya National Park
A visit to Timanfaya National Park is a MUST when coming to Lanzarote, but during the summer months it can be crowded and you may have to wait a long time to be able to enter the park.
In September the queues are not as long as in summer and if you decide to rent a car and drive there yourself, we advise you to go in the afternoon.
The last time we visited Timnafaya was also in September and the weather was gorgeous and we didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes to go on the tour.
A day of music and party, to celebrate the ongoing summer days in Lanzarote. 2018 was the first edition of this event, so we will have to see if it will continue in the following years.
10 days of celebration in Punta Mujeres, with different types of activities, music and dancing.
LANZAROTE WEATHER - MONTHLY REPORTS
September is my favorite month to visit Lanzarote and the Canaries in general. It's still hot, the sea is warmer than in summer and it's also less windy.
In my opinion, September is the perfect month to visit Lanzarote if you want to enjoy long beach days in the sun.
September is less windy than the summer months, which is why we love so much visiting Lanzarote at this time of year.