The weather in Lanzarote in March is generally good as winter is coming to an end. Visitors to this beautiful island now can expect warm temperatures which the Canaries are famous for. March and the coming month of April are two of the top times to enjoy a holiday here.
The temperatures further north are still quite cold in comparison. This makes the sub-tropical climate here an attractive prospect for millions each year. The hot air from the Sahara to the east can send the temperature up much higher than the monthly average at times. The sand that comes with the hot air can also reduce the visibility and leave a dense haze.
Lanzarote Weather in March, How Hot Will It Be?
The temperature in Lanzarote in March can reach as high as 23 Celsius. This is a shade warmer than the temperatures for Tenerife during this month which lies to the west. The daily low here is a mild 16 Celsius which you are unlikely to experience often. March has seen a record temperature of close to 33 Celsius so you should invest in some sun cream. When the conditions are overcast and the humidity is higher it can also seem much warmer here.
The beginning of March tends to yield an average temperature of 18 Celsius. This rises to 19 Celsius during the middle of the month and closer to April which will see another increase. The end of this month sees the arrival of spring and the temperature will continue to rise.
Rainfall in March
March usually yields around 4 days of rainfall on average. The winter months is when most rainfall arrives here. The precipitation levels continue to drop each month until August. In fact, there will likely not be any rainfall during the summer months. Even when rain does arrive, it will not be much and will rarely stop you heading to the beaches.
The sea temperature in Lanzarote in March is at it’s lowest yearly level of 18 Celsius. Only February shares this one small negative. This will not deter those from the colder northern climates. The sea will warm to 19 Celsius during April and May and peak at 23 Celsius in August which is will remain until October before dropping again. The sea temperature will then begin to fall until February when it again reaches it’s coldest.
Temperatures in Lanzarote in March By Resort
Below are the average temperatures in Lanzarote for March which includes some of the best locations. In general, the climate for Costa Teguise may be a bit cooler than Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca further south.
|Costa Teguise||Playa Blanca||Puerto del Carmen|
|Lanzarote March Temp||18°C||18°C||19°C|
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Lanzarote Weather in March Data
Some facts and highlights if you are thinking about visiting Lanzarote in March.
- The average daily temperature is 19 Celsius
- The Sea temperature is 18 Celsius
- There are 8 hours of sunshine
- Average of 3 – 4 days of rainfall
- Daily high of 22 Celsius
- Daily low of 16 Celsius
- The temperature can seem warmer due to hot air from the Sahara Desert
- Visibility can drop a lot due to the sand from the Sahara which leaves the island hazy
- March in Lanzarote has seen a record temperature of close to 33 Celsius
Hours of Sunshine
Lanzarote sees an average of 8 hours sunshine in March. With the arrival of spring, these hours will continue to increase and peak during the summer. Towards the end of the month this will be closer to 9 hours. The beautiful beaches here will begin to see a lot more activity now. Even the winter months can be warm enough to head to the beach to top up the tan.
Puerto del Carmen sees some of the warmest temperatures in Lanzarote during March. This resort lies south of the capital Arrecife which is also the name of the airport. The daytime temperature is 19°C with a high of 23°C in this part of the island.
Playa Blanca is to the south west near the popular resort Jandia. The temperature will now be a touch cooler but the beaches make up for this. This area is one of the most beautiful spots on the island with fabulous beach-side hotels.