Faro Weather April Averages, Portugal
What's the Weather like in Faro in April
April marks that spring is in full effect in Faro, Portugal. The Mediterranean climate starts to take on better form as the sun shines longer, temperatures are generally pleasant, and days linger on. The end of April will guarantee the highest temperatures and longest sunshine hours making it an ideal time to visit.
Throughout April the temperature averages 16°C (60°F). Temperature highs can reach 20°C (68°F), more common in the last ten days of the month. Temperature lows can go down to 11°C (52°F), more common in the beginning ten days of the month. April sees gradually rising daily highs with only one day in ten exceeding 24°C (76°F) or dropping below 17°C (62°F). Daily lows fall below 8°C (46°F) or exceed 16°C (60°F) only one day in 10.
April experiences the same average rainfall as March with 40mm. This is about an average of 8 days of rainfall in the month or 1 in every 4 days. Thunderstorms are most likely to occur at the beginning of April, moderate rain and light rain are both likely to occur in the middle of April. The end of April generally sees less precipitation. The average daily humidity lowers to 70%, 5% lower than the previous month.
The average sunshine hours sees a nice increase in April to nine, the second most of the whole year along with September (May-August average 12). The sunshine gradually increases as the month goes on with the longest sunshine hours occurring at the end of the month.
Average Sea Temperature
As the previous three months, April sees an average sea temperature of 17° (63°F).
Faro Hotels in April
Hospedaria Frangaria offers visitors a modern hotel that is within three minutes of the airport and six minutes from the beach. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and includes breakfast. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, offering an en-suite bathroom with double or twin beds. This is the perfect base for a quick stop to Faro.
For visitors wanting to stay within the centre should consider the four star Hotel Eva. Located in the heart of Faro, this hotel offers 134 rooms and suites, a health club, an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants, bars, and six meeting and events rooms. The rooms are spacious and bright and have been tastefully decorated.
Faro Beach for April
Hire a car and head to the Eastern side of Lagos to Meia Praia Beach. The best things to do here are hire a sunbed and take a stroll as it is one of the longest beaches in Algarve at almost three miles. The wonderful views are really what make this a gem. Pack a picnic or enjoy one of the countless restaurants along the beach.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are looking for exceptional service and delicious food, look no further than O Gimbras. Although not the most budget friendly restaurant in Faro, it is without a doubt worth it. Serving typical Algarve cuisine some options include Octopus in Olive Oil, Pork with Chestnuts, and Curry Shrimp Rice. Before leaving, make sure to try one of the many assorted cakes and pastries.
For a buzzing place to have some local wine and food, check out Se7e Pedras Restaurant & Wine Bar. Offering daily happy hour specials (order a burger, get a pint), this is a place to sit back and enjoy some live music in a friendly atmosphere.
Se7e Pedras Restaurante & Wine Bar. Photo courtesy of Se7e Pedras Restaurante & Wine Bar.
Things to do in Faro in April
With the weather starting to become pleasant and spring in the air, it's a perfect time to go out on the water. Rent a boat or get a guided tour from Formosamar. One popular option is the "Marine Life in the Algarve Coast" (45) which takes you on a guided tour to learn about marine life in their natural habitat. In the past dolphins, seabirds, sea turtles, and others have been spotted. Bring your camera!