Cartagena
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

April weather forecast and climate
Cartagena, Colombia

A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
April, like March, is another tropical spring month in Cartagena, Colombia, with average temperature fluctuating between 31.5°C (88.7°F) and 24.5°C (76.1°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.8°C (82°F) and only 3 rainfall days, with 21.9mm (0.9") of accumulated rainfall, make April the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Cartagena, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in March - a still hot 31.5°C (88.7°F). In Cartagena, Colombia, in April, the average low-temperature is 24.5°C (76.1°F).

Rainfall

In Cartagena, Colombia, during April, the rain falls for 3 days and regularly aggregates up to 21.9mm (0.9") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 92 rainfall days, and 912.5mm (35.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In April, the average sea temperature is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In Cartagena, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In April, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In April, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in April in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, in April, the average high-temperature is 31.5°C (88.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.5°C (76.1°F).

How much does it rain in Cartagena in April?

In Cartagena, in April, during 3 rainfall days, 21.9mm (0.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in April in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, the average seawater temperature in April is 27.8°C (82°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 Cartagena have in April?

The average length of the day in April in Cartagena, Colombia, is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cartagena have in April?

In Cartagena, the average sunshine in April is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in Cartagena?

Months with the highest UV index are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in April in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Colombia, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in April - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in April: 31.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (31°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: 24.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.7°C).

Average rainfall in April - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in April: 21.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (198.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.9mm).

Average rainfall days in April - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in April: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in April - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average sea temperature in April: 27.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.3°C).

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average daylight in April: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in April: 7h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 5.6h).

Average UV index in April - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average UV index in April: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).