What's the weather like in Geneva in April
Average air temperatures are on the constant rise during April in Geneva. Low temperatures increase from 4C/39.2F at the beginning of the month to 7C/44.6F by the end of April. High temperatures range from 13C/55.4F at the beginning of the period to 17C/62.6F at the end. Variations are possible for a couple of degrees, but average temperatures mostly remain within the range from 4C/39.2F to 13C/55.4F. Note, however, that frost might still happen in the first half of the month. This time of year, Geneva, Switzerland, is somewhat warmer destination than Munich, Germany.
Although daily temperatures rise, nights still tend to remain very cold (below 7C/44.6F). Days are cold at the beginning of the month, starting to become cooler (over 13C/55.4F) approx. from the 2nd week of April. The cool interval initially lasts from 4 pm to 6 pm, but it expands at a fast rate. By the end of the month, it feels cool from around noon to 10 pm.
The duration of sunlight also rises, and the city experiences between 6 and 7 hours of sunshine per day in April. Still, the probability of cloudy weather is on the slight increase. Hence, the city of Geneva has approximately equal share of sunny and cloudy periods during daylight hours.
The 2nd largest city of Switzerland receives a somewhat lesser amount of rainfall in April than in the previous month. The overall precipitation in this period is around 60 mm/2.36 in, which accumulates in 9 wet days on average. Albeit the possibility of mixed rain and snow still exists, rain is the most common form of precipitation. Statistically, the lowest chance of rainfall is around mid-April (30%). This parameter is higher for a few degrees in the beginning and the end of the month.
The speed of the wind decreases in the course of April from 3 m/s to 2.7 m/s in the Swiss city of Geneva. Days, in general, feature either light (below 3.4 m/s) or gentle breeze (up to 4 m/s). Nights feature light breeze down to 2.1 m/s.
With the average relative humidity of 69%, it feels dry in this destination during April. The probability of comfortable conditions is negligible while the likelihood of humid conditions is even lower.
Sunrise and sunset
The length of daylight continues to increase in Ville de Genève during the month of April. The sun rises at 7:16 am and sets 12:47 hours later, at 8:03 pm, on April 1. Daylight is the longest on April 30. Then, sunrise takes place at 6:24 am, while sunset occurs at 8:42 pm, 14:18 hours later.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
In recent times, Central European countries were affected by spring floods due to various factors, including snow melting. Aside from these potential hazards, you are unlikely to experience other extreme occurrences this time of year in the multi-cultural city of Geneva.
Geneva Hotels in April
Easter usually falls in April, and that's the time when travel-related expenses, including hotel rates, skyrocket. Plus, booking your accommodation several months in advance is essential if you visit Geneva, Switzerland, this time of year. On the bright side, you are eligible for the free Geneva Transport Card as a tourist. The card grants you free use of the city's buses, boats and trains as long as you are in the city.
Hotel ibis Geneve Centre Nations
Hotel ibis Geneve Centre Nations is a 3-star property located within a walking distance from Lake Geneve, Old Town and the United Nations headquarters. Guests of the hotel benefit of free high-speed internet, cable TVs, private bathrooms and an on-site bar. You can bring your pet to the hotel for an extra charge.
3-star Floatinn Boat-BnB offers the accommodation on Lake Geneva's water surface. Rooms of Floatinn feature free wireless internet, private bathrooms with toiletries, and safes. A bar and a lounge area are available, while paid parking is nearby.
The New Midi
The New Midi is a 4-star hotel located in the city center of Geneva. Some in-room amenities are air-conditioning, minibar and free Wi-Fi. A bar and a restaurant are additional facilities of The New Midi Hotel, while parking is nearby.
Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva
Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva is a 5-star establishment. It disposes of rooms featuring minibars, free internet access, TVs with flat screens, tea and coffee makers and safes. Guests also benefit of on-site restaurants, meeting facilities, a sauna and a gym offering views of the city.
Bars and restaurants
The gastronomic scene is as diverse as you can possibly imagine in the multi-cultural city of Geneva. Specialties from all over the world have found their way to this cosmopolitan city. Besides local food, you may enjoy Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, European, American and many other types of food here. Just stuff your valet with bills since meals tend to be pricey here.
Il Carosello is a decent budget eatery. The specialties of this Italian restaurant are pizzas, but they also serve pastas and delicacies. You can dine well here (pizza + salad) for around 15 CHF. Il Carosello is open daily except on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, and from 6:30 pm to midnight.
La Cantine des Commercants
La Cantine des Commercants is a well-reputed, mid-range restaurant serving specialties of French cuisine. This Michelin-starred dining venue prepares various types of food, including beef meat, fish and seafood. The selection of wines matches the dishes well. Reservations are recommended.
Rasoi by Vineet
Rasoi by Vineet is an exclusive, Indian-style restaurant. The restaurant prepares various dishes based on chicken meat, fish and seafood among other ingredients. With a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, it also caters to guests with special dietary requirements. Make sure to make reservations in advance.
Birdie Food & Coffee
Birdie Food & Coffee is a coffee house serving tasty coffee specialties. Espresso, Mochaccino and hot chocolate are a few beverages you may find here. Snacks are available, too. Opening hours of Birdie Food & Coffee are from 8 am to 5 pm (Wed-Fri), and from 10 am to 6 pm (weekends).
Things to do in Geneva in April
Jet d'Eau, translated as "Water Jet," is the main feature of Lake Geneva and one of the top attractions of the city of Geneva. With the height of 140 m/460 feet, Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountains in the world. The immense fountain is one of the city's iconic symbols, and you can see it from the distance and up close. Just take the strength and the direction of the wind into consideration.
International Museum of Reformation
International Museum of Reformation tells a story of the Reformation movement, which swept across Christian Europe in the 16th and the 17th centuries. Better known as the Protestantism, the movement was initiated by Martin Luther and continued by John Calvin and other reformers. The aim of the activists was to reform the Christian Church, which, with the center in Rome, grew too arrogant. The museum showcases a wide range of exhibits, including books, manuscripts and paintings. These span the period from the beginnings of the Protestantism until the present time.
Jardin anglais, or "English Garden," is a large park featuring the English-garden style. The Flower Clock and the Four Seasons Fountain are two main landmarks of the garden. The former is a tribute to the Swiss tradition of watchmaking. While strolling along walking routes, you will pass by rotundas, busts of Swiss artists and the Monument National. The monument commemorates the incorporation of the Ville de Genève into the Swiss Confederation in 1869.