Climate in Lanzarote



Sub-dessert climate, characterized by the lack 0f rain (140 mm. annually) and by the frequency of the trade winds. The average annual temperature is between 20º and 16ºC. January is the coldest month while August is the hottest month of the year.

The hign degree of insulation is another outstanding element of the climate presenting an annual average of 250 h. Relative humidity swings around 70%, lessen the strong dryness. The rains, as were mentioned previously, are short and happen from Seplember to May. The most raining month is January and the less raining month is August. The storm are not frequent at all.

The water temperature fluctuates between 17º to 23º e on the surface. Ocean currents are more intense and persistent on the leeward side and flow most of the time from NE to SW direction. parallel to the shores of the island.

Month Average Av. Max. Av Min Absol. Max. Absol. Min.
Water Temp
Sun (hours)
January
17.0
20.4
13.7
27.9
8.0
19
7
February
17.5
21.2
13.9
29.0
9.0
18
8
March
18.5
22.5
14.6
32.7
8.3
18
8
April
19.0
23.0
15.0
33.0
9.5
18
8
May
20.2
24.2
16.3
36.6
11.5
19
9
June
21.9
25.7
18.1
35.4
12.4
20
10
July
23.8
27.8
19.9
41.5
15.4
22
11
August
24.7
28.8
20.7
43.6
16.6
25
10
September
24.4
28.4
20.4
40.5
15.5
25
8
October
22.5
26.3
18.7
36.0
12.0
24
7
November
20.3
23.9
16.8
34.2
10.9
22
7
December
18.1
21.4
14.8
27.5
9.0
20
7

Because of the sub-tropical location, Canary lslands are afected almost all year around, specially during summer time, by the anticylones (high pressure air). The one that affects lo the islancls are called Azones anticyclone which is responsible for the Trade Winds (N-E). The Tracle Winds are overload with humidily and salt, with frequent cloudiness of horizontal development due to it's long track through the ocean. The Trade Winds increase the speed because of the obstacles of the island structure. The average speed of the Trade Winds is 23 km/h. Formerly.


         
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