Weather in Lanzarote in May

Is May a good time to visit Lanzarote?

May days in Lanzarote are idyllic – hot and sunny weather with clear blue skies and refreshing, sparkling sea washing the sandy beaches. Don’t be put off if the day starts out cloudy – this soon clears away. Rain during May in Lanzarote is a rare event – usually confined to a light afternoon shower occasionally on the northern coast.


Climate in Lanzarote in May

The average maximum temperature for May in Lanzarote is billed as just over 24°C (75.2°F), but on the southern coast the mercury frequently exceeds the 26°C (78.8°F) mark as the island hots up ahead of the summer season. The days are long and sunny, with around 290 hours of sunshine during the month, and rain is virtually non-existent. Night time tends to see the temperatures hover around 17°C (62.6°F) by mid-month, although it could be very cool at night during the early part of May. With low humidity, despite its tropical location, a Lanzarote holiday in May is well-nigh perfect weather-wise.  


What’s on in Lanzarote in May?  

One of the Canary Island’s most colourful religious festivals takes place in the first week of May. The Day of the Cross is celebrated with carpets of flowers decorating the public places and locals dancing in traditional costumes. At the end of the month – 30th May – Canary Islands’ Day brings more local traditions to the fore, with sports events, folk music and food tasting on the agenda. There are two important athletic events in Lanzarote during May too – the Volcano Triathlon and Ironman contest.


What to pack for a holiday in Lanzarote in May

Bring out your best beachwear and be prepared to make the most of the sunshine when you visit Lanzarote in May. Sunglasses, sunhat and sunscreen are essential, and a warm jacket for the chilly evenings.