Weather in Lanzarote in January

Is January a good month to visit Lanzarote?

Sick of snow and scraping the frost off of the car in the morning? Then take a break in Lanzarote, on the Canary Islands, where the sun shines most of the time and the weather is consistently warm. In January Lanzarote offers pleasant temperatures and only a few days of rain to dampen the white sands on the beach during the month. Most visitors to Lanzarote during January report a stretch of sunny days, and return home with a suntan.


Climate in Lanzarote in January

Although the average maximum temperature of Lanzrote is around 21°C during January (the coolest areas being on the eastern and northern coastlines) there is the chance of this peaking at 25°C or more depending upon the prevailing winds, if they blow in from north Africa. The disadvantage of the higher temperatures, however, is that they are a forecast of one of the average two or three rainy days, which may mar your Lanzarote holiday in the early part of January. It’s all dependent on the clouds and pressure – an Atlantic low or cold front coming in could bring a bit of a deluge, but it’s the luck of the draw. Rest assured, however, that most of your holiday in Lanzarote will be sunny and mild, although nights may be chilly.


What’s on in Lanzarote in January

Epiphany falls on the evening of 5th January in Lanzarote (and is widely celebrated through the rest of Spain) with the three Wise Men arriving on camels to honour the infant Jesus. This festival is observed in various ways in the towns of Lanzarote, and 6th January is a national holiday.


What to pack for a holiday in Lanzarote in January                               

Start filling our bag with your swimsuit, sunscreen, sarong and flip-flops, but add some jeans, jumpers and perhaps a light jacket for night-time. Think semi-desert conditions during the day, and chilly nights, and you will have Lanzarote in January in a nutshell. The sun, this close to the equator, can be dangerous, so sun protection is vital.