Fuerteventura Weather in April - What's It Like?
In April the weather in Fuerteventura keeps improving and there's a constant rise in temperatures towards the end of the month. If you're planning your upcoming holiday to the island, you may be interested to know more about what temperatures to expect, rainfall, daylight hours, sunshine hours, UV index, and sea temperature.
Chances of rain are lower than in the previous month, so you can expect lots of sunny days where you can enjoy some early summer temperatures, which sometimes go over 25°C during the daytime.
Some weeks in April can be quite busy in Fuerteventura, especially during Holy Week (when Holy Weeks happens to fall into April like it does in 2020) but also throughout the entirety of the school holiday in April. During these weeks the prices for flights and accommodation are highly inflated and you should book in advance if you want to get a good deal.
Weather in Fuerteventura in April
Although April is already springtime and the temperatures are on the rise on the European continent, the Canaries are still one of the best destinations at this time of year. Here you'll be able to sunbathe and go home with a tan, while in most other places in Europe you'll still need a jacket even during the daytime.
Fuerteventura in April is not too hot (for those who run away from temperatures over 30 °C) and with slim chances of rain, you'll be able to combine sunbathing with visiting the island, since you won't have to hide away somewhere inside during the hot afternoon sun.
Temperatures in Fuerteventura in April
The average high temperature in April in Fuerteventura is around 23°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 16-18°C. As long as the sun is out you will be just fine in a T-shirt and shorts, but you will probably need a jacket on most nights as it tends to get nippy.
- Average high temperature: 22.9°C (73.2 °F)
- Average low temperature: 16°C (60.8 °F)
- Daily mean temperature: 19.5°C (67.1°F)
In Fuerteventura, the daily mean temperature is 19.5°C in April, which is calculated as a mean between the average high temperature of 22.9°C and the average low of 16°C.
Record low & record high temperatures
The highest temperature ever recorded in Fuerteventura in April (at Airport station) was 38°C and the lowest was 9.5°C.
Since the island is mostly flat, the temperatures stay pretty much the same across all major resorts in Fuerteventura: Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste and Costa Calma & Morro Jable. Although the temperatures might similar, the north tends to be cloudier, while the south gets more sun (this is actually consistent throughout the Canary Islands).
- Average rainy days (>=1mm): 1
April does not see much rain in Fuerteventura, with an average rainfall of just 5 mm per month. Only one rainy day is expected in April on the island, so pretty much all the precipitation happens on one occasion.
Fuerteventura gets an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day in April, so it's like a complete day at work, except that it's filled with sun, cocktails and relaxation.
- Average sea temperature in April in Corralejo: 18.8°C / 65.8°F
Can you swim in Fuerteventura in April?
With an average of 18.8°C / 65.8°F, it's still too cold to swim and you may need to find a heated pool if you want to cool off during the warm and sunny days.
- READ MORE: Canary Islands Weather in April
What's Fuerteventura like in April
The data below is from the weather station at Fuerteventura Airport. They represent the weather averages for the month of April.
|April Weather Averages||Fuerteventura Airport|
|Average high temperature||22.9°C (73.2°F)|
|Daily mean temperature||19.5°C (67.1°F)|
|Average low temperature||16°C (60.8°F)|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||242|
|Percent possible sunshine||-|
|Mean monthly daylight hours||390|
|Average Ultraviolet index||9|
|Average sea temperature||18.8°C / 65.8°F|
Things to do in Fuerteventura in April
April is a month for family holidays in Fuerteventura, due to the school holiday, so our recommendations are for things that you can do with your kids, keeping the whole family entertained.
Go to Oasis Park
Located towards the southern part of Fuerteventura, in La Lajita, Oasis Park is a zoo set up on a vast piece of land, so it will keep you busy for the entire day. There are some shows that you can see when you visit the park, so you can sit down to take a break from walking. We've eaten lunch at the park when visiting, and the food was ok (nothing to write home about) and at decent prices (there are several restaurants in the park). There's also a huge cactus garden, so there's a bit of a botanical garden as well mixed with the animal park.
Learn how to fly a kite
This is something the kids love and you can spend the day together trying to learn how to fly it. There's enough room on the beaches in Fuerteventura to do your thing without bothering anyone and it's a nice way for parents to spend time with the little ones.
Events in Fuerteventura in April
5 - 11 April 2020
Semana Santa is a big thing in Spain and there will be many religious processions at the various churches on the island.
It is also a busy time in Fuerteventura, as many people are searching for a bit of warm sun during their Easter break.