Here’s our summary of the April weather in Lanzarote. This is a distillation of our records – we’ve been recording the actual weather in Lanzarote for ten years.

Sunshine

The sun rises at around 7.30AM in April and sets at around 8.30PM. The clocks will have gone back in March, so the evenings are lighter, later.

We’re heading towards summer now, so in April the sun begins to have some real heat in it, but we can still have a few cloudy days. Typically, we’ll get 4 or 5 days in the month with cloud, but on the other days, we have lovely bright blue skies.

Daytime temperatures are in usually in the range of 22 to 26 degrees, and April has been very consistent with temperatures since we’ve been recording them. Back in 2013, we saw 28 degrees, but it’s rare to have really high temperatures in this month.

The ocean temperature starts to increase nicely in April and is around 21 degrees.

Wind

Over the last few years, the wind has generally been light in April, in the 5 to 10KMH region, although we have had occasional spells in several years where it has risen to 30KMH for a day or two. If you don’t like the wind, April is the best month in the first half of the year to visit.

History

April 2016 was unusually wet, and we had rain for several days at both the start and the end of the month. It contributed to a poor grape harvest here, after an extremely dry winter, so the grapes didn’t know what time of year it was!

2015 was pretty much perfect – wall to wall sunshine and light winds. In 2013 we had a rare April calima and the month finished with temperatures of 37 degrees. We had a thunderstorm in April 2012, which is a very rare event on the island, and usually amazing to watch.

But generally, April doesn’t serve up any weather extremes – a wonderful month for getting into the open air and exploring the island.

What Should You Wear

It’s proper beach weather in April here, so shorts and t shirts are the order of the day. Early evening tends to remain warm, but you might want a very light top for late evenings. You won’t need a brolly, but you will need good quality sun cream!

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