April weather forecast
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Weather in April

Nouakchott, Mauritania, welcomes April with even warmer temperatures, cementing the gradual rise in heat since the beginning of the year. The lack of rain and the steady increase in sunlight hours echo the morphing climate, sliding slowly into the hotter times of the year. With sea temperatures holding at 19°C (66.2°F), April is ideal for those who fancy a coastal holiday without the interference of rainfall. The desired consistency between March and April elevates the city's appeal to sun lovers. Looking forward to May, a notable increase in heat can be expected.

Temperature

The arrival of April marks a slight shift to an average high-temperature of a still tropical 32.6°C (90.7°F) from March's 31.6°C (88.9°F). Nouakchott's April nights cool down significantly from the day's heat, to an average low-temperature of 17.5°C (63.5°F).

Rainfall

In Nouakchott, rain does not fall in April and May.

Sea temperature

The months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott are February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F).
Note: The majority of individuals find swimming in 19°C (66.2°F) to be unenjoyable. The difficulty in controlling breathing rises as the temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

In April, the average length of the day is 12h and 34min.
On the first day of April in Nouakchott, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 19:17. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:37 and sunset at 19:24 GMT.

Sunshine

The months with the most sunshine are March through May, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In April, an average UV index of 12 transforms into the following instructions:
Execute all crucial precautions. Warding off sun exposure is non-negotiable. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its strongest, limit direct exposure to the Sun and note that shade structures may not provide full sun protection. A wide-brimmed hat is a shield, deflecting up to 50% of harmful UV radiation from eyes. Frequent reapplication of a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen is vital every two hours or directly after a swim or an outdoor workout.
Updated: Feb 7, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

How hot is it in Nouakchott in April?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature in Nouakchott during April are 32.6°C (90.7°F) and 17.5°C (63.5°F) respectively.

What is the driest month in Nouakchott?

April and May are months without rainfall in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Does it rain in Nouakchott in April?

In April, it doesn't rain. March is the latest month when it rains.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Nouakchott?

February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott.

How cold is the water in April in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average seawater temperature in April is 19°C (66.2°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Nouakchott have in April?

In Nouakchott, the average day length in April is 12h and 34min.

When are sunrise and sunset in April in Nouakchott?

On the first day of April in Nouakchott, Mauritania, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 19:17. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:37 and sunset at 19:24 GMT.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Nouakchott?

March through May, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

How long on average sun shines in April in Nouakchott?

In April, the average sunshine duration in Nouakchott is 9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Nouakchott?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Nouakchott.

What is the UV index intensity in April in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average rainfall days
Average daylight
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Average temperature in April
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average temperature in April - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average high temperature in April: 32.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (36.4°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: 17.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.7°C).

Average rainfall in April
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average rainfall in April - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall in April: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (36mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in April
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average rainfall days in April - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall days in April: 0 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (2 days).
The months with the least rainy days are March, April, May, June, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in April
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average sea temperature in April - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average sea temperature in April: 19°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

Average daylight in April /
Average sunshine in April
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in April: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in April: 9h

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in April
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average UV index in April - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average UV index in April: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

Nouakchott, Mauritania

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