What’s the weather like in Crete in April?
Crete’s the biggest Greek island and sits in the southern Aegean between the mainland and North Africa. This means the island enjoys warm weather as it moves through spring in April. It’s also the start of Crete’s tourist season, and you’ll get lots of sunshine and not much rainfall at this time.
The mountains that run from east to west across Crete give the south of the island hotter and drier weather, which is reflected in its appearance. This is because north westerly winds are blocked, which give the north a more Mediterranean feel. You’ll be kept comfortable by breezes on the coast, although the Sahara Desert can push temperatures up really high when it sends over hot winds.
The average high temperature in Crete during April is 20ºC, so you’ll have lots of time to chill out on the beach and work on your tan. Make sure you throw some warmer clothes in your suitcase for the evenings though as temperatures averagely cool to a chilly 11ºC at night. The average sea temperature’s 17ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from around 45% to the early-80s. Average rainfall drops to 21mm across six days with rain.
During April you can look forward to 13 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. The UV index will be high. Sunset’s around 7.40pm at the beginning of the month and gradually gets later.