61 Answers

another dark cloudy poor day in lanzarote again ?

Asked by: 24th July 2011 ,

not looking forward to my holiday now as the weather is disgutisng, everytime i look at the webcams its cloudy, dark, windy…wheres the sun this is ment to be a canary island!


61 Answers

  1. steve on Jul 24, 2011

    Try looking in an afternoon!!

    • toni on Jul 24, 2011

      same here we r going in a wk and i hate the thought of going on hoilday with no sun”wats the point”..and this year i thought i’d try somewhere different 🙁 wish i should have stuck to my usuall holidays in portugal ……… but hopefully it will change in a wk fingers crossed

    • Eda on Jul 24, 2011

      we go every Xmas for 2 weeks and always nice and warm well into the highh 70s,don’t be fooled by the cloud still vey hot,,We went for 2 weeks in March this year and came back with a lovely tan even though we don’t sunbathe just walk along the coast road .Don’t let anybody put you off going it will be our 8th year now and enjoyed every minute of our hols.

  2. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    when do you go toni? we fly 31st stayin at las colinas, im gutterd with the weather the webcam has been showing. its our 1st holiday abroad and paid extra to go in peak season and still no sun! 🙁

    • Keith on Jul 25, 2011

      Kayleigh Louise, I have been going to CT for 15 years and have only ever been once in July (this year) got back on the 19th. It was cloudy and windy for the most part but still warm, trust me in this one, if you don’t take the normal precautions such as cream and hat etc, you will burn wether the sun is out or hiding behind the clouds.

      NB, The best time to go to Lanza, IMHO is late Aug early Sept,

  3. sharon aylward on Jul 24, 2011

    i keep lookin at webcam too lol, were gettin heatwave in uk nxt week, lookin at the weather there i should of stayed at home

  4. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    Thing is Steve Kayleigh Louise probably expects sun for most of the day and who can blame her its 11.50am and its still cloudy up to now thats about 5 hours of cloud today

  5. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    yes steve i try looking at different times during everyday for the past couple of days and it seems to be lateer on the sun shows up! around 5-8pm its sunny….i want a full 11 day holiday sunbathing tho haha

  6. sharon aylward on Jul 24, 2011

    i fly out nxt saturday, fingers crossed weather picks up

  7. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    your kidding! heatwave in the uk when we are ment to be on a canry island its going to be better weather in uk! im sick wish i saved my money to be honest!

  8. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    i fly sunday sharon, yes lets hope so!!

  9. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    exactly david…thats what us brits pay our money for! to get away from the cloud and get into some sun filled days!

  10. toni on Jul 24, 2011

    kayleigh we fly out on the 2nd aug…but i’m like yourself and want a whole day sun too 🙂 i’ve always been lucky and a had sun everywhere i’ve been…i though it was meant to be extra warm in lanazorte thats why i picked here to go…

  11. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    exactly toni. all i have packed is bikinis, skirts etc…going to have to pack trousers and warmer clothes now, i know the heaqt will be there but today its only 22 degrese we hit that here in uk, im going to be so dissapointed if i dont get to sunbathe on my holiday! lanzarote online makes it sound so hot and perfect weather! wish i checked the webcams before i booked up!

    • toni on Jul 24, 2011

      well all we can do is hope the heat wave hits lanzarote too 🙂 ,,,i think i’ll put in a pair of jeans just in case lol…..:-) i’m sorry i found the webcams. its better to go knowing nothing!!!!!!

  12. sharon aylward on Jul 24, 2011

    i am sure weather will be fine, i have friends who live out there and said last couple of months been odd weather for this time of year but they promise me its all gettin better by end of this week

  13. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    it does say so on the weather forecast but ive checked for the next 14 days and weds 3rd august ment to be back to cloud and rain! guess we will just wait and see

  14. toni on Jul 24, 2011

    on the sky bbc weather its says its to pick up by friday 🙂 🙂

  15. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    i feel the same way toni! now i have found them i cant stop looking to see if its improved…lets hope we have a fab time sill

  16. steve on Jul 24, 2011

    Its been sunny here since 11.30am and the temperature is 32 degrees now ( its 1.30pm). It has been a little unusual weather wise but unfortunately, neither the locals or the island itself can do anything about that.

    Stop worrying about the weather and enjoy the fact that you are getting away from the UK for a while!

  17. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    Web cam must be wrong then because when i looked at 11.50am it was cloudy why dont people admit its not as good as we expect

  18. sam on Jul 24, 2011

    the cam probally needs cleaning not heard one person complain yet stop moaning

  19. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    what are you one of those who is happy with an afternoon of sun Sam im not ,dont think the web cam needs cleaning i could see the cloud very clearly

  20. sam on Jul 24, 2011

    its sunny and hot

  21. steve on Jul 24, 2011

    You look through a webcam, we look out of the window. Which one of us is right?

  22. sam on Jul 24, 2011

    so true steve

  23. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    if its that nice how come your inside

  24. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    By the way the clouds back but in Manchester nice and sunny

  25. steve on Jul 24, 2011

    I am inside because i am working! Would i swap the UK for here?Erm!! No.

  26. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    For me to swap its about £1000 per week would i swap with all that cloud no it needs to improve, sorry to say but my second holiday wont be in Lanzarote and this is the first time in many years i have felt like this

  27. steve on Jul 24, 2011

    your on 1000 a week and your complaining about the weather!

    I used to come here because i loved the island,it was never just about the weather.I was happy to be away from the UK.

  28. David myers on Jul 24, 2011

    I love the island but not enough to want to live there glad its worked ok for you enjoy it

  29. jude on Jul 24, 2011

    OMG what on earth are people obsessing about the bloody webcam?? if you dont believe it when people who live here tell you it’s hot then why ask?? when it is cloudy here in summer it is still 30 degrees and no need for warm weather clothes!! its NOT the uk and cloud is only one layer thick and not cold!! the weather changes frequently here so stop fretting and just be grateful you can afford a holiday when plenty others are making do wih their back garden!! and in case it sliped your minds the world weather is drastically changed this year due to earthquakes and tsunamis so nothing is predictable!

  30. Karen on Jul 24, 2011

    100% agree with you Jude – its always warmer than you think out there – and I for one never complain just wish I could be there more often – its such a wonderful island

  31. jude on Jul 24, 2011

    i’m in the garden now its 32 degrees and the sun is shining if you could upload a photo i would,i appreciate people are coming for constant sunshine but the weather is still really nice and being on holiday has to better than working or stuck in traffic in the uk?? i’m actually homesick at the moment so i’ll swap you ! lol

  32. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    thanks for everyones comments…i didnt mean to cause any debates! i was just worried that i wouldnt tan through the clouds, the idea of my holiday is to sunbathe, swim in the sea, lounge by the pool, cruise on the catamarn (if thats how its spelt) then i found the webcam on this site and when i saw the cloud the idea of my holiday actually changed, so now ive looked at some sightseeing ideas and whatever the weather im sure ill have a fab time

  33. jude on Jul 24, 2011

    kayleigh our friends our here at the mo and have fantastic tans,thay said they have been able to lie in the sun/clouds for longer and without burning hence the better tan! and no prickly heat,i’m sure you’ll have a lovely time! but it does mean you get to see things around the island too.

  34. clayton entwistle on Jul 24, 2011

    Its not cloudy in the pubs get over yourselves FFS!

  35. clayton entwistle on Jul 24, 2011

    Get over it FFS!! Its not cloudy in the pub.

  36. kate on Jul 24, 2011

    been here for 2 months now and have a great tan !you will not need jeans!you will be able to sunbathe,swim and anything else outdoors you wish to do!!!i also reckon that the weather is gonna be alot better than the uk over the next few months.enjoy ur holidays x

  37. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    clayton i am not going on holiday to sit in a pub! thats sad

  38. kayleigh louise on Jul 24, 2011

    thanks everyone who supplied nice normal answers…looking forward to my holiday 🙂

  39. debbie entwistle on Jul 25, 2011

    Steve – Do you own a bar in Costa Teguise? We have been coming for years and I was just wondering which bar is yours?

  40. steve on Jul 25, 2011

    Debbie, yes i do own a bar in Costa Teguise. I do not want to publicise my business on here as many other business owners post on here without trying to sell their wares. We could play a guessing game!! You may already have been a regular customer!

  41. debbie entwistle on Jul 25, 2011

    OK, do I get 20 questions then?!

    We tend to stay towards the Playa bastian side of the resort when we come. Is your place nearer that end ofrwhat I would class as the ‘main resort’ end, ie, around the Cucharas beach area?

  42. steve on Jul 25, 2011

    Closer to Las Cucharas

  43. debbie entwistle on Jul 25, 2011

    Ok, next question! Does it have views over the sea/beach??

  44. SARAH ORDINAIRE on Jul 26, 2011

    Now you’ve got me wanting to know the name of your bar Steve! Lol…Keep guessing Debbie!! We come out on the 4th,and can’t wait..me and my grown up sons love the place and try to come every year, i work hard as a nurse all year just to come back to Lanza…the place i love.
    Kayleigh…don’t worry about a thing..you will have a fantastic time and i promise you will be hooked and want to go back year after year!

  45. Viv on Jul 26, 2011

    I agree Sarah, we arrive on Thursday and this will be our third time. We just love it, especially Costa Teguise.

  46. steve on Jul 26, 2011

    I can see the sea but i would not call it a sea view!

    • Sarah on Jul 26, 2011

      That could be anywhere! guess it just means we’ll have to trawl all of the bars till we find yours Steve!! ….such hardship Lol.

  47. steve on Jul 26, 2011

    Where are you staying when you come over sarah?

  48. gordon on Jul 26, 2011

    yo steve, ya pub.. is it la esquina? or further up legends cactus jacks?

  49. sam on Jul 26, 2011

    was there last year and again in jan fantastic people food is great drinks are too see ylou agin guys in october and xmas

  50. Sarah on Jul 26, 2011

    Costa Teguise as per usual…just behind Las Cucharas beach….so probably not far from your mysterious bar Steve! Lol

  51. steve on Jul 26, 2011

    Gordon – in English mate!

    Sam – which bar are you talking about, or just the resort in general?

    Sarah – Where abouts behind Las Cucharas and no you are not far from us!

    • Sarah on Jul 26, 2011

      Near the German bookshop and windsurf shop….

  52. gordon on Jul 26, 2011

    ok steve.. your pub?….. is it “la esquina? cactus jacks? or legends? probably none of these as u dont recognise the names. there all in that part of ct.

  53. steve on Jul 26, 2011

    Sarah – across the road

    Gordon – yes it is!

    • Sarah on Jul 27, 2011

      Thanks guys for the heads up on the name of Steve’s bar…we shall definitely be popping in for some “refreshment” Only 1 more week before we fly out….can’t be soon enough,fed up with getting up at 5.30 am to commute to London for work!!! see you soon.

  54. sam on Jul 26, 2011

    la esquina 🙂 see you soon guys