The weather during November has generally been beautiful, temperatures in the afternoons have still be reaching 28 degrees and lots of blue skies, sunshine and not much wind but we did have two yellow alerts issued.
The beginning of the month saw not enough wind for the WQS Islas Canarias Santa Pro Surfing event in Famara, the competitors spent two days waiting for the swell to arrive at San Juan and then started the event from La Santa before resuming in San Juan. At the end of that week Aemet (La Agencia Estatal de Meteorología) issued a yellow alert for winds gusting up to 70km an hour (6th Nov), which was extended over the weekend, just in time for the surfing finals!
Normal weather resumed and it was deep blue skies, not a breath of wind and beautiful days until our second yellow alert was issued on the 17th November this time for rain, Lanzarote was at risk for 15mm per hour but this didn’t compare to the storms in Tenerife where they suffered with 60mm per hour causing lots of flooding damage, we had a grey day with some light drizzle apart from La Graciosa and Órzola who had some heavier rainfall. The evening brought a spectacular lightening storm, mainly silent with an odd rumble of thunder.
The remainder of the month has been just lovely, our holiday makers have enjoyed basking on the beaches and around the pools in exceptionally warm weather with very little rainfall or wind – not an average November month for Lanzarote.