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Lanzarote Weather: August 2015

The top temperatures were consistently in the 30´s during August in Lanzarote. We had some unusual weather for this time of year and blamed it on Dana! We couldn’t remember it raining in August before, however records show it did in 2005. We also suffered a calima with some Saharan dust obscuring our lovely blue sky for a couple of days.

August Weather Lanzarote

August_Weather_Lanzarote_2015Check out the previous years weather reports during August:

August 2014 weather in Lanzarote

August 2013 weather in Lanzarote

August 2012 weather in Lanzarote

August 2011 weather in Lanzarote

August 2010 weather in Lanzarote

August 2009 weather in Lanzarote

3/8 Mainly sunny with some cloudy intervals in Lanzarote today, 20 km/h wind from the north, some stronger gusts up to 40 km/h during the afternoon & evening. 31 degrees.

4/8 Another great summer's day expected here in Lanzarote, a few clouds around especially this afternoon on the west coast (Tinajo & Haria) otherwise mainly sunny, 15-25 km/h north wind and 31 degrees.  read more »

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Weather Forecasts In Lanzarote

If you follow our Facebook page, you’ll know that the questions we are asked most often relate to the weather.

Clouds

You’ve booked to come and enjoy our sunshine, so it makes sense that you check the forecasts daily to see what you can expect during your two weeks here.

But the problem is the forecasts, particularly from big international websites, are often complete rubbish!

So let’s have a look at why:

For a start, Lanzarote is a tiny land mass in a huge ocean. Predicting what’s going to happen here is quite complex, and because the island is so small,  read more »

What's with this weather?

It never rains in August, so what is going on with our weather system in the Canary Islands?

Efemerides Meteorologicas Canarias

This image from the Eumetsat weather satellite from the 9th August 2015 published by Efemérides Meteorólogicas Canarias demonstrates perfectly the storm conditions affecting the Canaries. This really is freak weather for August, the deluges of rain and impressive lightning storms have been caused by a Saharan depression (Depresión Aislada en Niveles Altos  known as DANA).

We can’t recall it ever raining in August, neither can a number of Canarians that we’ve spoken to, however records show it has rained before in August, during the summer of  read more »

Lanzarote Weather: July 2015

July was an average of 2 degrees hotter than normal with a slightly stronger wind and more hours of sunshine in Lanzarote and the Canary Islands this year, according to the analysis released by the Agencia Estatal de Meteorología.

Playa Las Cucharas

Lanzarote_Weather_Forecast_July_2015Check out the previous years weather reports during July:

July 2014 weather in Lanzarote

July 2013 weather in Lanzarote

July 2012 weather in Lanzarote

July 2011 weather in Lanzarote

July 2010 weather in Lanzarote

July 2009 weather in Lanzarote

1/7 Sunny on the east & south coast of Lanzarote including Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen & Playa Blanca. Partially cloudy inland, north & west coast of Lanzarote clearing for a sunny afternoon. A north wind 15-25km/h gusts up to 40km/h in the south. 26 degrees.

2/7 Mainly sunny with some cloudy intervals in the holiday resorts of Lanzarote today, cloudy in the municipalities of Haría & Tinajo in the north & west of the island. North / north east wind 20-25km/h gusts up to 45 km/h. 27 degrees  read more »

Lanzarote Weather: June 2015

Apart from a cloudy start to the month, June has been lovely in Lanzarote this year. The temperatures haven’t been too hot, reaching around 28 degrees most days with a summer breeze.

Playa del Reducto

Check out the previous years weather reports during June:June_2015_weather_forecast_Lanzarote

June 2014 weather in Lanzarote

June 2012 weather in Lanzarote

June 2011 weather in Lanzarote

June 2010 weather in Lanzarote

June 2009 weather in Lanzarote

1/6 Mainly sunny on the east coast of Lanzarote, cloudy in Tinajo on the west coast and Haría, in the north of the island. Windy with 30-35 km/h from the north and gusts up to 55 km/h. 28 degrees.  read more »

Von Karman Vortices

NASA have published this stunning image of Madeira and the Canary Islands captured on the 20th May 2015.

Von Karman Vortices

The swirly pattern seen in the clouds are known as Von Kármán Vortices, named after the Hungarian American physicist who was the first person to explain how these patterns appear. These swirls were formed when the fluid flow of wind was broken by the peaks of the volcanoes on the islands.  read more »

Lanzarote Weather: May 2015

May was extremely warm this year, Lanzarote reached the highest temperature across the Canary Islands with 42.6 degrees recorded at the airport.

Punta Mujeres

The Canary Islands were at their hottest recorded in the last 50 years, beating  the previous records set in May 1953, 1986 & 2012. Also we only received a seventh of the expected rainfall, it hasn’t been this dry since 1999, and it’s the 5th driest on record since 1940.

Check out the previous years weather reports during May:May_2015_weather_forecast

May 2014 weather in Lanzarote

May 2013 weather in Lanzarote

May 2012 weather in Lanzarote

May 2011 weather in Lanzarote

May 2010 weather in Lanzarote

May 2009 weather in Lanzarote

4/5 Predominantly sunny in Lanzarote, some clouds developing from late afternoon. A light wind from the west 0-15 km/h and 27 degrees.  read more »

Orange Alert For High Temperatures In Lanzarote

We’ve gone to an orange alert for high temperatures here in Lanzarote, with 38 degrees (100 F) forecast today, possibly nudging 40 degrees (104F) tomorrow and Thursday. Other islands in The Canaries are on alert for forest fires. We also have a temperature inversion currently, so that it’s actually hotter in the hills than down on the coasts, and humidity is extremely low at moment.

Aemet

All that puts everyone at risk of dehydration, heat cramps or heat stroke, brought on by the body’s inability to cool the blood sufficiently to keep the core temperature  read more »


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