April weather forecast
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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A clear skyline and blue water on the white Caribbean Sea beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
A clear skyline and blue water on the white Caribbean Sea beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Weather in April

April brings a notable increase in warm weather conditions, making it an opportune time for beach adventures in Playa del Carmen. Expected to see longer days as a result of increased daylight hours, this period is ideal for spending more time outside and admiring the picturesque landscape. Another significant shift in April is the surge in rainfall with a jump to 43mm (1.69") from 24mm (0.94") in March. Despite the changing weather conditions, tourists are still drawn to the charming ambiance of the city. The average windspeed sustained at approximately 15.8km/h (9.8mph), ensuring a gentle breeze throughout the city, adds a comforting touch to the heightened temperatures.

Temperature

April's advent in Playa del Carmen denotes a minor fluctuation in the average high-temperature to a still moderately hot 28.9°C (84°F) from March's 27.7°C (81.9°F). Playa del Carmen maintains a minor drop in temperature during April nights, with averages of 24.6°C (76.3°F).

Heat index

In April, the average heat index is computed to be a hot 34°C (93.2°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Consider that heat index readings are for situations in the shade and light wind. Being exposed to direct sunshine might trigger a heat index increase by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', stands as a testimony to how temperature and humidity combine to impact our sense of warmth. An individual's perception of weather can be influenced by a variety of factors including metabolic differences, being pregnant, and their degree of physical exertion. Given the impact of direct sunlight, it's noteworthy that the felt temperature can rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are quite important for babies and toddlers. Young individuals usually face more risks than adults due to their lower sweat production. Their large skin surface area relative to their tiny bodies and high heat production from their activities adds to their risk.

Humidity

In April, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Playa del Carmen, during April, the rain falls for 13.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 43mm (1.69") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 227.4 rainfall days, and 1021mm (40.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in April, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, or other water activities, the temperature range of 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) is perceived as exceptionally enjoyable and comfortable even for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In Playa del Carmen, the average length of the day in April is 12h and 38min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:03 pm. On the last day of April, in Playa del Carmen, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 7:12 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in April in Playa del Carmen is 8.9h.

UV index

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Playa del Carmen. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In April, a regular UV index of 7 translates into these guidelines:
Act on precautions and pay attention to sun safety recommendations. Avoidance of sunburn is obligatory. 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. Combat UV radiation's detrimental effects with sun-safe clothing and UV-blocking eyewear. Warning! Reflective surfaces like sand and water amplify the Sun's UV radiation.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Playa del Carmen in April?

In Playa del Carmen, 28.9°C (84°F) is the average high-temperature and 24.6°C (76.3°F) is the average low-temperature during April. The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in April is computed to be 34°C (93.2°F).

What is the average humidity in April in Playa del Carmen?

In April, the average relative humidity in Playa del Carmen is 76%.

How many days does it rain in April in Playa del Carmen?

In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in April, it is raining for 13.3 days, with typically 43mm (1.69") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in April in Playa del Carmen?

In Playa del Carmen, in April, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

How many hours of daylight does Playa del Carmen have in April?

In Playa del Carmen, the average day length in April is 12h and 38min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in April in Playa del Carmen?

On the first day of April in Playa del Carmen, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:03 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 7:12 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in April in Playa del Carmen?

The average sunshine duration in April in Playa del Carmen is 8.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Playa del Carmen?

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in April in Playa del Carmen?

In Playa del Carmen, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in April
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average temperature in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average high temperature in April: 28.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (31.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: 24.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (27°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21.8°C).

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Average pressure in April
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Average pressure in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average pressure in April: 1014mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1017.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1012.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in April
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Average wind speed in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average wind speed in April: 15.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (16.1km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July, August and September (11.9km/h).

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Average humidity in April
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Average humidity in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average humidity in April: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in April
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average rainfall in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average rainfall in April: 43mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (169mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in April
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average rainfall days in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average rainfall days in April: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (24.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (12.6 days).

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Average sea temperature in April
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Average sea temperature in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average sea temperature in April: 27°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (29°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (26°C).

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Average daylight in April /
Average sunshine in April
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average daylight in April: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in April: 8h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in April
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Average sunshine days in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average sunshine days in April: 12.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (13.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (2.9 days).

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Average UV index in April
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average UV index in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average UV index in April: 7

The months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in April
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Average cloud cover in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average cloud cover in April: 30

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 38).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in April
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average visibility in April - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average visibility in April: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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