Weather in April 2016
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Top holiday destinations
- Costa Blanca
- Dalaman and Marmaris
- Gran Canaria
- Sharm el Sheikh
- United States
Weather in April: Top destinations
Thanks largely to the Easter break and lower pre-summer prices, the idea of holidaying in April is growing in popularity with families, couples and groups. Read on to find out more about destinations with the best holiday weather in April...
Short haul: Canary Islands, Turkey, Morocco and more
The weather in April finally starts to improve in Europe, with more sunshine as the green shoots of spring begin to appear. The days also feel longer thanks to daylight saving, which is normally implemented at the end of March.
The eastern Mediterranean usually has more sunshine in April than anywhere in the west so if that's what you're after then Turkey, Cyprus, and eastern Greece are the holiday destinations for you. Bodrum Marmaris, Paphos and Rhodes all have nine hours a day on average in April, and daytime temperatures climb into the low twenties.
Benidorm and the Costa del Sol are usually as warm but with an hour or two less sunshine. However, the weather in April in these destinations is still very pleasant, as is the Algarve in Portugal, Majorca, Malta and Tunisia. The weather in April at these destinations is comparable, in terms of temperature, with the south of England in June, but with more sunshine.
Then there's Morocco, where the weather in April is beautiful. In most places you will be greeted with nine hours of sunshine a day and daytime temperatures in the mid twenties. The mountains are also beautiful at this time of year, green from the winter rains and dotted with carpets of wild flowers - this is arguably the best month of the year to go walking in the Atlas Mountains.
The weather in April in the Canary Islands is, however, not quite as warm or sunny as its eastern neighbour Morocco. Daytime highs range from 20°C in Lanzarote to 23°C in Gran Canaria - that bit cooler than Morocco because of the presence of the surrounding Atlantic - and there is normally around eight hours of sunshine each day.
Long haul - up to 10 hours: Dubai, Caribbean and Florida
The weather in April in Dubai is sunny and temperatures quite moderate, reaching a little over 30°C most days, compared with the dizzy heights they reach in the months that follow. If you're thinking about a beach holiday, the sea is also warm enough for swimming at 25°C, and you can reckon on 10 hours of sunshine a day.
Despite the approach of warmer, more humid summer conditions, the weather in April in the Caribbean is still excellent after the peak of the winter sun holiday season. The sea has started to warm to around 27°C and, though there may be the odd shower, you can expect eight to nine hours of sunshine a day at destinations such as Barbados, Cancun and Antigua, and daytime temperatures nudging into the low thirties at times.
Florida also enjoys lovely weather in April. Miami normally has 10 hours of sunshine a day with daytime temperatures rising to the high twenties. April is one of the driest times of the year in Miami so you may not even see a drop of rain. Orlando is as warm during the day but cooler at night and just a touch less sunny - importantly, neither destination is uncomfortably hot.
Long haul - 10 hours or more: Seychelles, Mauritius and California
South of the equator, the weather in April in the Indian Ocean is especially good as monsoon winds drop while shifting from northwest to southeast, producing a lull in the weather, making April one of the best times of the year to visit the idyllic islands of the Seychelles, where daytime temperatures are hot, reaching 30°C and there are usually eight hours of sunshine a day. Although rain falls most days in April, it provides a refreshing respite and the clouds quickly pass.
A thousand miles to the south of the Seychelles, Mauritius - which sits just 20° from the equator - experiences daytime temperatures in the high twenties, seven hours of sunshine and a sea temperature around 27°C, making it the ideal destination for an exotic beach holiday.
California is another popular holiday destination where the weather in April is usually very sunny and warm enough during the day to be out and about coat-free. In LA you can expect 10 hours of sunshine and daytime temperatures in the low twenties, though it can become a little chilly at night, so go prepared.
Whether you're after a short spring-time break or a relaxing Easter holiday in the sun, April is a great time to go away to destinations both near and far. Make sure you check out the latest travel deals and discounts to see if we have a special offer to whisk you and your loved ones someone exciting where the weather in April is truly delightful.
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