What’s the weather like in Portugal in April?
Portugal lies on the Iberian Peninsula surrounded by neighbouring Spain and the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s Europe’s furthest west country and has lovely weather all year round with temperatures rising in April as summer approaches. There’s differences in weather around the country, but you’ll generally get plenty of sunshine on holiday in Portugal during April.
There’s different weather in the north and south of Portugal, with things generally better in the south. The Algarve gets the best of the weather, while the Gulf Stream warms things further up the west coast. You’ll be kept cool by breezes on the coast, while things can get hotter inland. The island of Madeira’s closer to Africa than Portugal, and is popular for its subtropical weather and beaches.
Capital city Lisbon gives a good idea of the weather around Portugal, and has an average high temperature of 20ºC in April. You’ll be wandering around in shorts and t-shirt during the day but you should pack some warmer clothes for the evenings as it can get quite cool. The average sea temperature’s 16ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the low-50s to just over 90%. Average rainfall’s 64mm over 11 rainy days.
During April you can expect 13 hours of daylight in Lisbon, with eight hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be high, while sunset’s at 8pm at the beginning of April and gradually gets later as the month goes on