Averages for Sorrento in April

April sees temperatures rise in Sorrento, Italy, as the tourist season slowly kicks off. The daily average temperature reaches 13°C, a two-degree increase since March but still far removed from the annual maximum of 24°C in July a...

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  • Temperature Temperature 13°C 55°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 76 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

April sees temperatures rise in Sorrento, Italy, as the tourist season slowly kicks off. The daily average temperature reaches 13°C, a two-degree increase since March but still far removed from the annual maximum of 24°C in July and August. In the afternoon, the mercury climbs to a pleasant average high of 18°C. At night, it drops to 8°C. Both the average high and low temperatures increase in the course of the month, by 3 and 2 degrees respectively. The Mediterranean Sea slowly begins to warm up again as well—the sea temperature averages 15°C, one degree more than in February and March. Although the afternoons are getting more and more comfortable, the sea temperature doesn’t yet allow for dips in the sea. However, if the weather is pleasant enough, you can head to one of the nearby beaches such as Marina Piccola, Marina Grande or Punto del Capo and take a sailing trip.

The length of the days increases in the course of April. With 12.42 daylight hours, April 1 is the shortest day of the month. April 30 is 1.15 hours longer and has 13.57 hours of daylight. This means that each day in April is 2.5 minutes shorter than the next one.

Cloud cover still averages 46% this month, the same percentage it has been since December. April, however, is the last month of the cloudier part of the year. From now on, the skies will start clearing out and sunshine will become abundant.

That’s not to say that there is no sunshine in April in the first place though! There are no less than 10 hours of sunshine per day on average, a significant two-hour increase since the previous month. Together with October, April is the fifth sunniest month of the year—only the following four months are sunnier.

As the amount of sunshine increases, the total amount of rainfall decreases. In April, a total of 76mm of rainfall is received during 13 days with rainfall. In terms of precipitation, April is a shoulder month—it doesn’t belong to the wettest part of the year, nor is it one of the drier months. The likelihood that rainfall occurs decreases a tiny bit in the course of the month, from 43% to 40%. The most likely type of rainfall is moderate rain, which isrecorded on 50% of the rainy days. Thunderstorms are common, too, and occur on 23% of the days with rainfall. Light rain and drizzle may happen as well, but are far less likely.

Bay of Naples

Bay of Naples

Where to stay

The five-star Bellevue Syrene Hotel originated as a patrician residence and later became a luxurious villa before it became the modern and fabulous hotel that it is today. The hotel is opened all-year round and has such a charm and traditional hospitality that it has hosted many intellectuals, politicians and artists over the years. The beauty of this place is timeless—the views from the terraces take in the gorgeous Amalfi coast as well as Mount Vesuvius and never get old. The rooms are spacious and bright while the hotel’s facilities are world-class and include a beauty centre, a club lounge, a private beach and solarium.

Things to do

Holy Week takes place in the lead up to Easter with many processions taking place. Italy, including Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, is a Catholic country and Easter is still a hugely important holiday. Processions and celebrations around Easter include the White Procession Sorrento, Black Procession Piano di Sorrento, Black Procession Sant’Agnello, Red Procession Piano di Sorrento, and the White Procession of the Josephites of Sorrento.

As the weather keeps improving in April, this is a great time of year to head out and explore this stunning region at your own pace. The Sorrentine peninsula is lined and crisscrossed with beautiful hiking trails. Strap on your hiking boots and go on a long walk along the spectacular Amalfi coast, taking in the views of the Lattari Mountains, the Bay of Naples, deep gorges, tall coastal cliffs, and the picture-perfect towns of the Amalfi coast.

Boats of Sorrento

Boats of Sorrento

Eating and drinking out

La Basilica Restaurant is located between two famous squares, Tasso and St. Antonino, in the heart of historic Sorrento. This elegant restaurant offers casual dining and has a welcoming atmosphere—whether it’s for business, for a celebration or a romantic dinner. The menu consists of numerous seafood dishes, pizzas, pastas and other typical Mediterranean food. The wine selection is extensive and compliments all meals.

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