April Weather Averages for Ponta Delgada, Azores

April is the start of spring in Ponta Delgada, which means warmer, drier days and a much fresher aspect across the entire island.

Though average temperatures remain at 14°C in April, which is the same as March, average high temperatures are starting to creep up. Back in April 1987, record highs of 25°C where registered in Ponta Delgada, though, today, average highs of 17°C are far more likely.

And while the day time temperatures do see an improvement, the cooler nights me...

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    • Temperature Temperature 14°C 58°F
    • High Temperature Holiday Weather 17°C 63°F
    • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 52°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
    • Rainfall Rainfall 72 mm
    • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

    Ponta Delgada Weather for April 2019

    April is the start of spring in Ponta Delgada, which means warmer, drier days and a much fresher aspect across the entire island.

    Though average temperatures remain at 14°C in April, which is the same as March, average high temperatures are starting to creep up. Back in April 1987, record highs of 25°C where registered in Ponta Delgada, though, today, average highs of 17°C are far more likely.

    And while the day time temperatures do see an improvement, the cooler nights means everyone can still sleep very comfortably. Average low temperatures of 11°C ensure it is certainly not too cold, but it does mean an extra sweater is required for those that are staying up late.

    Though spring has officially sprung in Ponta Delgada at this time of the year, the sea temperature traditionally remains at the 17°C experienced throughout the winter months. And it is not until the following month of May when any increase in water temperature is truly noted.

    However, the sun is very much more apparent during April in this part of the Azores. 7 hours of sunshine every day are commonplace during the month, while the air is a lot drier too.

    Ponta Delgada only expects 13 wet days during April. This makes it the first month of the year where there are more days without rain expected than with. And with only 72mm of rain forecast throughout the entire month, this is nearly half the amount of rain experienced in the wettest month of January. 

    Ponta Delgada is also much drier than northern resorts such as Ginetes and Algarvia which do not enjoy the protection from the mountains that benefits Ponta Delgada. And with only a 16% chance of a cloudy day in the region throughout April, there is plenty of bright, dry weather to be enjoyed.

    Where to Stay

    The Hotel do Colegio is a truly beautiful place to stay in Ponta Delgada. Built within the structure of an old school building, this accommodation still boasts many of its original features offering authentic character to every room. Based right in the centre of the town, the Hotel do Colegio offers easy access to the local points of interest as well as shops, restaurants and the varied night life that the island has to offer. Access to the airport is very straightforward and the staff are always on hand to suggest the best places to visit. Even on the warmest April days, the tall ceilings and open plan areas ensure a wonderfully cool interior, providing a fabulous base for your stay.

    As the name suggests the Comfort Inn in Ponta Delgada is very comfortable but it still won't break the bank. Located in the downtown area, the Comfort Inn is the ideal place for the younger traveller that wants to be close to the nightlife in town, yet still enjoy good value for money. There is even a children's play area for those that are of the youngest age. For the best start to the day, ensure breakfast is included and watch that April sun shine through the window. With shops and restaurants all close at hand, for those that want budget accommodation in the Azores, the Comfort Inn will fit the bill beautifully.

    The apartments at Solmar Alojamentos are the ideal choice for those who prefer more independent accommodation. Large, spacious apartments located directly within a popular shopping complex offer plenty of choice for small groups or families, as well as high quality amenities for single travellers or couples. The rooms are well maintained and very clean, many of which have beautiful views either over the sea or the gardens. For something a little more exclusive, the apartment duplex provides living space over two floors, or there is a standalone villa associated with the complex just down the road. Prices are low but the standard is high, making Solmar Alojamentos a very agreeable place to stay.

    Restaurants and Nightlife

    Boca de Cena offers traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist. The restaurant is usually filled with a good mix of locals and tourists, proving that the quality of the food is apparent before you even sit down. But when you reach your chair you are in for a treat. Every dish is prepared to order which means you will have to wait a little longer for your meal. But everything is beautifully fresh. The menu is small but filled with delicious tasting specialities, with recommended wines and side plates to add to your experience. The staff are friendly and very well versed in all the details of the food to ensure an intimate and very pleasurable meal for all.

    Forneria Sao Dinis is the perfect place to sit by the sea and enjoy a delicious, freshly cooked pizza. With two sizes to choose from and plenty of fresh toppings, the flavours are delicious and the overall experience is one to remember. There's no need to book, as you can sit outside if there is no room indoors. And on the warmer nights in April, it's where everyone wants to be. But for those that don't want pizza, there are fabulous pasta dishes and really good burgers on the menu too. All offering, a truly pleasant place to have a good meal.

    Things to Do

    Experience the wonderful 16th century architecture of the Azores at Igreja de Sao Jose. This beautiful building was one of the very first catholic churches built in Ponta Delgada and has been lovingly maintained ever since. Enjoy the incredible painted ceiling which bares more than a passing resemblance to the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Carefully preserved gargoyles and the amazing azulejos panels are also on display. Visit on a Sunday during mass and you can join in with the full service which comes complete with an impressive choir. This is a place for peaceful reflection and a wonderful way to enjoy the religious side of this magnificent island.

    For a fast and furious way to get around Sao Miguel, book yourself on a Jeep Safari. T4W will take you through the town, over the mountains and in the luscious jungle forestry that the Azores are so well known for. Your tour guide will know everything there is to know about Sao Miguel and the best way to make the most of your trip in April. You could stop to bathe in thermal heated water or get a full history of the island as it goes past. Your tour will be adapted to suit your needs so that every experience is unique.

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