Tel Aviv Weather April Averages, Israel
What's the Weather like in Tel Aviv in April
The temperatures start to rise in Tel Aviv, Israel, in April, along with the humidity levels and as the risk of rain recedes this month it can range from pleasantly warm to unbearably hot. The average temperature in Tel Aviv in April is 19.2°C, with an average high of 22.8°C and an average low of 14.4°C.
Compare this to the April average of just 5°C for Stockholm, Sweden and a Tel Aviv spring is more like a northern European summer. The highest ever recorded temperature in Tel Aviv in April was a boiling 43.9°C and temperatures rarely go below 10.7°C on the worst nights, although they have fallen to 7°C in the past. Tel Aviv's average sea temperature rises to 19°C in April. The average relative humidity is Tel Aviv in April is lower than March, at around 60 per cent. Always check the local weather report for Tel Aviv before you go.
The average rainfall drops dramatically in Tel Aviv in April. Whereas March has an average of 62mm/2.5inches over ten days, April sees an average of 16mm/0.6inches over just four days of the month and conditions get drier as it goes on. Any showers are generally light ones.
April is also sunnier than March in Tel Aviv, with average sunshine of 270 hours for the month, or 9 hours a day. Daylight hours are on the increase throughout the month, with 12 hours and 31 minutes on April 1 and 13 hours and 25 minutes by April 30, an increase of 54 minutes across the month. The sun rises at 6.29am and sets at 7pm on April 1 and by April 30 it rises at 5.56am and sets at 7.20pm. The bad news is that Tel Aviv can be very cloudy in April, with overcast or cloudy skies for a quarter of the time. The brightest day on average is April 1, with clear or mostly clear conditions on 77 per cent of occasions.
The average hourly wind speed in Tel Aviv in April remains fairly constant, with a variation of just 0.2mph on the standard of 7.9mph, blowing from the west predominantly. February 7 is the windiest day of the year in Tel Aviv on average with wind speeds of 9.2mph.
Pack for warmer weather this month and remember that it has topped 43°C in the past! But do include a warm top and possibly even a waterproof, as nights can be cool and although rainfall is lower, showers are not unheard of in Tel Aviv in April. As a general rule, shorts and t-shirt will suffice in daytime with a warmer top for the evenings. Check our 14-day forecast for Tel Aviv before you head for the airport.
Tel Aviv Hotels in April
Brown Urban Hotel
The boutique Brown Urban Hotel is a lively destination which opened in 2010 and has quickly established a reputation as one of Tel Aviv's trendiest. It has 30 cosy and stylish rooms and offers a good budget alternative to some of the grander hotels nearby. A bonus is the classy rooftop bar and terrace. There's also a small spa with outdoor Jacuzzi and for dining choices, the hotel is surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants.
The Rothschild Hotel
The Rothschild is one of Tel Aviv's most famous hotels and is named after the benefactor of a fledgling Israeli state, Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Situated in one of Tel Aviv's most beautiful buildings, built in 1922, it offers understated luxury in a central location on Rothschild Boulevard. It is popular with locals for weddings, birthdays and other occasions and has a bistro serving great Mediterranean food.
Ben Yehuda Apartments
Ben Yehuda Apartments are in the heart of Tel Aviv's shopping district and just five minutes from the beach and marina. This is a budget venue that is close to all of Tel Aviv's main attractions. All apartments are modern, well-equipped and have free internet, satellite TV, and kitchenette. They are in the vibrant Dizengoff Square and staff can arrange tours of Tel Aviv and beyond, as well as an airport transfer service. Reception is 24 hours.
Another new addition to Tel Aviv's boutique hotel collection is The Vera which has 39 modern rooms, a lively bar, the obligatory rooftop sundeck and a spa. It sits between the shops and galleries of Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv's first neighbourhood and now one of its most fashionable and the cultural centre of Allenby Street. Dining, drinking and dancing options abound in the streets around the hotel.
Bars and Restaurants
Dallal translates from Arabic as 'pampering' and it offers a range of experiences for the visitor. On Saturday's from noon-6pm it serves up one of the city's best brunches in its garden, with the mainly local crowd tucking into organic egg dishes with spinach, tomato coulis and yoghurt. Dinner is more formal and features French-based meat and fish dishes. Enjoy a drink first under the stars in the courtyard.
Tucked away behind Allenby in central Tel Aviv it would be easy to miss Yavne, which would be a pity as it's an unusual upmarket bar, both in terms of its glitzy, retro décor and hipster clientele. An added bonus is that you can drink, eat and dance there, inside or al fresco. The cocktails are great and can be used to wash down tasty snacks such as fish on a stick and other light bites.
One of the many falafel stalls that pepper Tel Aviv, HaKosem - the Magician - is on the corner of King George St and serves fried chickpea balls in pitta, sabich (egg, aubergine and salad in pitta), shawarma (meat from a spit in a large bread wrap with tomatoes) and other delicious food to go or eat there. It does more than just falafels too and is a good spot to enjoy excellent fresh food while watching the world go by.
Benedict is all about breakfast, at any time of the day or night. It has made a speciality of the first meal of the day and made it available whenever you fancy. There are blueberry pancakes, bacon and eggs, shakshuka or eggs Benedict and the formula works, as it is busy morning, noon and night. Portions are big and there's free bread thrown in. So, you may not need another meal for some time.
Things to do in Tel Aviv in April
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Housed in a striking modern structure designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen the Tel Aviv Museum of Art was founded in 1932 and could take a whole day of your time, so much is there to see. The main draw is its impressionist and post-impressionist art collection in the main building, featuring works by Renoir, Gauguin, Picasso, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Matisse to name a few. There's a brasserie and bar with outdoor seating.
Ben-Gurion House Museum
Ben Gurion House is the modest former home of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion and is now a museum devoted to his memory. Built in 1931 near the Tel Aviv seafront in a residential area, it has been left as it was when he died. Visitors can tour his library with its huge collection of books, see pictures of the great man with world leaders including Nixon and Kennedy and enjoy audio-visual guides to his life and Israeli history.
Another of Tel Aviv's beautiful 'green lungs' Independence Park sits on a hill looking over the sea with great views and lots of open space to play or relax in. There is a modern playground and the park is popular with sports lovers, so expect to see lots of football games and frisbee contests going on. The park is also a popular jogging and dog walking spot for the locals and is the location for regular open-air children's birthday parties.
Suzanne Dellal Centre
The Suzanne Dellal Centre is an award-winning cultural venue with a heavy focus on dance. It occupies the site of the first school to be built outside the Jaffa city walls in 1892 and was one of the factors behind the rise of its Neve Tzedek neighbourhood to the upmarket area it is today. It stages regular festivals and other cultural events and is the headquarters of the acclaimed Batsheva troupe.