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April is usually a quiet month in the Canaries, although the weather is warm and pleasant, with temperatures ideal for long walks and hikes around the mountains and the coast.
La Gomera is a great destination at any time of the year, but if you want to visit at a time when the temperatures are almost guaranteed to be ideal, April might be the perfect time for you to come over. It's not as hot as in summer and it does not rain nearly as much as in winter, so it's a really good time to visit.
April is not much warmer than March, but it does have more hours of sunshine and fewer rainy days, so you can say the weather in April in La Gomera is definitely starting to improve.
Also, the island is not as busy in April as it is during the summer months unless you come over during the Holy Week and Easter weekend, which often happens during the month of April.
The average high temperature in April in La Gomera is around 20°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 14°C. The average temperatures in April are the same as they were in March.
In San Sebastian de La Gomera, the island's capital, the daily mean temperature is 17°C in April, which is calculated as a mean between the average high temperature of 20°C and the average low of 14°C.
April usually gets less rain than March and the amount of rain will remain fairly constant even in May.
La Gomera gets an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day in April, so this number stays the same as in the previous month.
In April the water is still pretty cold, with temperatures very similar to the temperatures registered back in March. But for some people, 19°C / 66.2°F can be warm enough for a quick dip, so you might as well try it for yourself.
The data below is from the weather station in San Sebastian de La Gomera.
|April Weather||San Sebastian de La Gomera|
|Average high temperature||20°C (68°F)|
|Daily mean temperature||17°C (62.6°F)|
|Average low temperature||14°C (57.2°F)|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||240|
|Percent possible sunshine||62%|
|Mean monthly daylight hours||390|
|Average Ultraviolet index||9|
|Average sea temperature||19°C (66.2°F)|
April is usually a quiet month in the Canary Islands, as many visitors who have spent the winter here are now returning home.
So if you want to have the island of La Gomera mostly to yourself, you should consider booking a trip in April, as even the prices for accommodation might be lower.
Although the weather is not much warmer in April than it was back in March, during this month the island gets less rain, so if you plan to go hiking while here, this means that you'll be able to enjoy the trails without having to worry so much about the possibility of rain.
A visit to Garajonay National Park is an absolute MUST, especially for first-time visitors to the island. There are lots of hikes available to do in La Gomera and it's easy to find one to suit your physical condition, as they vary from easy to moderate and tough.
April 9th, 2023 - Catholic Easter
Holy Week (Semana Santa) and Easter Sunday are important celebrations in Spain and the Canary Islands make no exception. During this time there are many religious processions happening in various parts of the island and visiting Spain during Semana Santa can be an interesting experience.