Esperance Weather in April


April marks the transition to autumn in Esperance, with slightly cooler weather and clear, sunny skies. If you’re not a fan of hot summer temperatures, this is a fantastic time to visit and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Continue reading to find out what to expect when visiting Esperance in April and what activities to add to your itinerary.

The Red Dirt Roads of Esperance

What Is the Weather Like in Esperance in April?

April is a sunny and dry month in Esperance, with average daily temperatures of 20.5 °C (68.9 °F). As autumn settles in, the summer heat and winds subside, making outdoor activities more enjoyable.

To learn more about the ideal season to visit Esperance, read our articles on Best Things to Do in Esperance in Summer and Best Things to Do in Esperance in Winter. 

Average Temperatures in Esperance in April

The month of April in Esperance sees pleasant temperatures ranging from 15 °C (59 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F).In April 2021, Esperance recorded 39.2 °C (102.5 °F), the highest autumn daytime temperature in almost a century.

Average Sea Temperatures in Esperance in April

The Southern Ocean is still reasonably warm in April. The average sea temperature remains around 19.7 °C (67.5 °F), which is comfortable for swimming and practising water sports, such as boating, snorkelling, and fishing. 

Is it safe to swim in Esperance in April? 

Most of Esperance’s beaches are safe for swimming—including Lucky Bay, Twilight Beach, Hellfire Bay, and Blue Haven Beach—however, there are a few things you should be aware of:

  • Look out for rips and strong undercurrents, especially in the lagoons
  • Don’t swim over dark or weedy areas
  • Swim only in shallow waters where you can see the bottom
  • Follow warning signs and local safety advice.
Magic white sands and turquoise water of the Esperance coastline

Average Sunshine Hours per Day in Esperance in April

Esperance boasts an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day. The sun rises between 4:34 am and 4:43 am and sets between 6:48 pm and 7:06 pm, guaranteeing more than 14 hours of daylight per day.

Daylight saving time

Unlike other parts of the country, Western Australia doesn’t switch to daylight saving time on the first Sunday in April. This means that you won't need to adjust your clocks forward if you visit Esperance this month.

UV levels in Esperance in April

In April, the average UV index in Esperance is 5. To protect yourself from harmful UV radiation, it’s recommended to seek shade and wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.

Average Rainfall in Esperance in April

April is the driest month of the year in Esperance, with only 15.24 mm (0.6 in) of rainfall over 12 days. The average humidity is 68 %. 

Best Things to Do in Esperance in April

The shoulder months of April and May are among the best times to visit Esperance. You’ll benefit from the pleasant weather conditions while avoiding the tourist crowds. Here are the best activities Esperance has to offer in April.

Lucky Bay

The white sand beach and turquoise waters of Lucky Bay are a must-see in Esperance. This is a great place to try your hand at water-based activities, like snorkelling and kayaking, and enjoying a sunset stroll along the beach. Note that park entry fees are required to enter the Cape Le Grand National Park.

Esperance is a great vacation destination for couples. For more inspiration, take a look at our article on Romantic Things to Do in Esperance.

Kangaroos on the beach at Lucky Bay

Frenchman Peak

If you’re looking for an adventure in Esperance, Frenchman Peak should be at the top of your list. A fun and rewarding hike, Frenchman Peak offers spectacular views of the turquoise waters of the Southern Ocean and the impressive rock formations along the coastline. Although the trail is relatively short, it is very steep and suitable only for experienced hikers. 

For more ideas on bushwalking in the region, check out our article on the Best Esperance Hikes.

Esperance fishing

Autumn is a popular season for fishing in Esperance. The region is famous for salmon, however, you also have a good chance of catching mulloway, herring, tailor, and whiting. Join one of Esperance Diving and Fishing tours, designed for both new and experienced anglers, where you can attempt to land impressive catches, enjoy a barbecue lunch onboard, and soak in the breathtaking coastal scenery.

Our Must Do Highlights of Esperance article includes many other not-to-be-missed activities in the region. 

Esperance Farm Experience

The Esperance Farm Experience is a fun and educational autumn activity for the whole family. The three-hour tour will provide you with a glimpse into the authentic farm life. You’ll also get a chance to pat and feed calves and lambs and visit the shearing shed, livestock yards, as well as the farm’s machinery store.

For an overview of family-friendly activities in Esperance, read our article on Things to Do in Esperance With Families.

Recommended Itineraries for Esperance in April

Are you planning to visit Esperance in autumn? You can get more inspiration from First Light Travel’s Blog articles about all aspects of Australia travel. Our popular Western Australia Itineraries, including Perth To Esperance Self Drive, offer plenty of ideas on activities in the region. And if you have specific requirements, feel free to contact our Australia travel specialists who will be happy to design a trip just for you.

Irma Vuckovic
Irma Vuckovic
: 3 Jan 2024 (Last updated: 22 Feb 2024)

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