Bermuda Weather – April

Spring is here and things are beginning to warm up in Bermuda in April. With the improvement in the weather, the official high season begins and the first cruise ships begin to arrive.

Air temperatures are up by around 3 F on March. The average high is now 71 F and average low 63 F. Mean relative humidity in recent years has averaged 74.4 percent.

Sea temperatures rise to around 68 F. It’s still a little cool for swimming and snorkelling though. Most locals wait until the end of May before taking to the water. Divers need to wear a full wetsuit.

The days are becoming brighter. Expect around 8 hours of sunshine each day (1 hour more than the annual average). The sun rises around 6.45 am and sets around 7.50 pm.

The warmer weather sees some major events taking place. The Agricultural Exhibition is one of the highlights of the island’s social calendar. The three-day exhibition of livestock, produce, equestrian events and more, takes place at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens.

Other events in April include the Bermuda International Film Festival and the somewhat bizarre Peppercorn Ceremony in St George.

Good Friday is the only public holiday in the month. Many Bermudians celebrate it by spending a day at the beach and flying kites. There’s a large free beach festival at Horseshoe Bay.

Humpback whales pass the island as they travel from the Caribbean to the feeding grounds in the north Atlantic. Various companies and organisations offer whale watching trips. They include Blue Water Divers, Fantasea Bermuda, the Island Tour Centre, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

April also sees launch of the seasonal ferry service from Royal Naval Dockyard to St George (Orange Route).

Average Daily High Temperature (°F)

The average daily high temperature is 3 F higher than in March.

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
200670676770758184868480767276
200769666870737882848380747275
200868716872738083858478737175
200969666871768184868480757076
201066656770758185868379736775
201167676871758085858480757176
201269697071747885868380757176
201368676670738086858280737176
Average68676871748084858379747075
20147172707275

Average Daily Low Temperature (°F)

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
200660585762667376777571696467
200760575861667075767672666467
200860636164657376777770656468
200960586063697277797672686268
201058566063677377787572665867
201159596064677377777772696468
201260606163677177787574676368
201360605962667377767473656467
Average60595963677277777672676368
20146364626667

Average Sea Surface Temperature (°F)

The water temperature rises by 3 F in April. It jumps significantly in May.

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
200666656468747983848278736974
200766626567727681838279726973
200866686769727883848477716874
200965636568747982868478736774
201062616468727883858277716472
201162646668717882848279736973
201266666869737782858380736974
201365646469738085868279726974
Average65646568737883858378726873
20146870687175

Average Monthly Rain (inches)

In recent years, rainfall in April has been below the annual average.

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
200666435510455635
20074544746824435
200833571017536245
200945331133379335
20106451115494244
20115232115736333
20124212463595634
2013265425310106355
Average4443445666434
201468523

Average Sunshine Hours

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
20065578989876557
20074467788877566
200856677910877657
200955681059977547
201045788108988757
20115679999776647
201265897710976667
2013556691111867557
Average5578889877557
201446699

Mean Relative Humidity (%)

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
200771.172.669.975.176.381.279.177.573.970.970.374.774.4
200872.976.269.374.675.880.077.378.476.367.768.969.673.9
200975.366.969.769.975.182.079.073.876.472.774.768.373.7
201070.165.571.970.878.477.674.575.974.670.467.866.772.0
201170.572.173.877.174.474.975.779.478.172.070.368.573.9
201272.469.870.571.577.078.778.174.173.075.071.870.773.6
201371.369.769.576.972.076.971.174.576.876.567.874.973.2
Average72.570.970.774.476.179.877.176.676.372.571.170.774.0
201474.877.969.571.968.6