Crete weather

Our guide to the weather in Crete during April

18

Average high

5

UV Index

12mm

Month rainfall

17

Sea temperature

April is a beautiful month in Crete. Plantlife is lush from winter rain, perfect for nature lovers. Pleasant temperatures are perfect for exploring the island, but the sea is still too cold for swimming, resulting in quiet beaches. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Crete, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Crete weather in April.

What's the temperature like in Crete during April?

The temperature is extremely stable in April with average highs of 18℃ and lows just 3℃ lower at 15℃. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Crete during April?

On average, there will be 7 rainy days during the month, amounting to 12.3mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Crete during April?

The water around Crete is around 17℃ during April. It will feel a little on the cool when first entering, but you'll warm up quickly. Most kids will have no problem with this temperature, but those who feel the cold are unlikely to want to swim.

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