by Victor Sesma
Victor Sesma is an Alicantinian living in London. He is a Software Engineer who likes writing about the city he was born.
The city of Alicante is located in the southeast of Spain, next to the Mediterranean sea. The weather is good all year round and April is already a warm month with many things to do in Alicante.
The weather in Alicante in April averages a minimum of 10.9°C (51.62°F) and a maximum of 21.3°C (70.34°F). Most of the days are clear or partly cloudy as it rains only an average of 4.1 days in the complete month. There is an average of 13.2h of direct and indirect sunlight per day. All this data is based on the Aemet page for Alicante (in Spanish) and weather-atlas.com.
Is Alicante a good place to visit in April? Short answer, yes. The weather starts getting bright with a fair amount of light hours (13.2h). Hot days start to be more common as the sea temperature increases fast to an average of 16.4°C (61.52°F). Also, most years, Easter happens in April. During the holidays the city gets busy with people enjoying the celebrations and the good weather.
But first, let’s see how Alicante compares to other cities in April.
|Rain days||Daylight Hours|
|Alicante||10.9 (51.62)||21.3 (70.34)||16.4 (61.52)||4.1||13h 13min|
|Malaga||11.1 (51.98)||21.4 (70.52)||16.8 (82.24)||4.5||13h 9min|
|Lanzarote||15.7 (60.26)||23.5 (74.3)||–||1.3||12h 53min|
|Tenerife||16.5 (61.7)||22.7 (72.86)||19.7 (67.46)||2.4||12h 52min|
|Barcelona||9.1 (48.38)||17.2 (62.96)||14.9 (58.82)||5.8||13h 20min|
|Palma de Mallorca||7.4 (45.32)||19.8 (67.64)||15.9 (60.62)||4.8||13h 16min|
The average sea temperature in April in Alicante is 16.4°C (61.52°F). To compare, the month with the coldest temperature in Alicante is February averaging 14.1°C (57.38°F). On the other extreme, the hottest average sea temperature happens in August, averaging 26.3°C (79.34°F).
In April the weather starts to warm up. Traditionally, many locals will have their first season sunbathing at the Santa Faz festivity (in Spanish).
Even though April is not a beach month for most locals, people used to the weather on different latitudes might find it already warm enough. This fact is known by the city hall that prepares Alicante’s beaches for their use by many people. Services such as lifeguards are available during the Easter holidays.
Yes, it is. In April, the beaches get work their usual services such as lifeguards. Many people used to colder weather will find April already warm for sunbathing at the beach.
April is many years, the month for the Easter holidays. The festivity is called Semana Santa in Spanish. The holidays are celebrated all around Spain. The degree of participation of locals in the events greatly depends on the city. Alicante has moderate participation and most of the city centre gets shut down at some times during the day just to allow parades to pass by through the streets.
Be aware that easter is quite an experience in Spain full of parades with music bands, people dressing in special fashions and carrying on their shoulders huge sculptures. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Spain is a very traditional or religious country but the festive traditions are followed by many people even though they might not consider themselves Christians.
If you are planning to go out of the holiday season have in mind some services on the beaches might be shut down again but the beaches themselves remain open for sunbathing and swimming.