What’s the weather like in Corfu in April?
Sitting off the northwest coast of Greece, Corfu’s the second biggest Ionian island. This location means the island has quite typical Mediterranean weather; spring’s in full effect in April, temperatures are on the way up and rainfall levels on the way down. You’ll get a good amount of warm weather and sunshine at this time, away from the busier summer crowds.
Corfu has two high mountain ranges that split the island into three districts and have a big impact on the weather. The island gets more rain than other Greek islands due to the mountains, while it’s also prone to the odd thunderstorm; these usually clear quite quickly though, and the wet weather gives Corfu lovely green scenery. Coastal spots are cooled by the surrounding sea and breezes.
The average high temperature in Corfu during April is 19ºC, but things get quite chilly at night so make sure you pack some warmer clothes. The normal sea temperature’s 17ºC, while humidity’s low and rainfall’s usually 74mm over 12 rainy days. You can expect 13 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day, while UV levels will be high making sun cream a must. Sunset’s just after 8pm at the start of April, gradually getting later.
Things to Do
If you’re after some spring sun, hit Corfu’s beaches in April; beaches in the east tend to have calmer waters while those in the west are sandier. Family-friendly Messonghi beach and Prasoudi beach with its high cliffs are among the best options. You’ll find exploring the island more comfortable than over the hotter summer months, head up Corfu’s highest peak, Mount Pantokrator, for wonderful views.