Weather on a transatlantic cruise in April

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#1
2 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
I am thinking of taking a transatlantic cruise from Ft Lauderdale to Lisbon on April 26,2009. Does anyone know what type of weather I can expect during the sea days? Will it be a warm weather type cruise? Thanks to all who respond.
#2
more or less in TX
10,419 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
Where do you reside and what do you think of as warm weather? If you live in a cold climate, you will think the weather is just lovely, but it may not be hot enough for a Texan.
#4
Virginia
324 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
Originally posted by peterr
I live in New York. Just curious to know if it will be warm enough for swimming and sun bathing.....
We are going on April 3rd, same route, I think. Someone on our rollcall who has done this several times says to expect temps in the 70's which surprised me...but he also said it is hard to predict as a rain storm following you the whole trip could change things.....for the worse.
#6
129 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
I did a transatlantic in April and had what we consider to be beautiful weather. There was maybe one day that we put on a light jacket. When we arrived in ports I generally wore capri pants and a short sleeve shirt. I took a light jacket, but only used it some of the time.
I suppose this is perception and all relative. I saw some people wearing jackets all the time.
I found my old Cruise Compasses:
Day 1: 79F
Day 2: 82F
Day 3: 82F
Day 4: 81F
Day 5: 80F
Day 6: 69F
Day 7: 66F
Day 8: 64F
Day 9: 74F
Day 10: 62F
Day 11: 68F
Day 12: 71F
Day 13: 71F
Hope this helps!
#8
1,068 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
We did the reverse a few years ago. See below from our blog for weather conditions we recorded at the time. Of course, it is weather, so who knows what you might get. Debbie


April 17, 2006
position at 7:30am: N36 40.27 latitude W4 26.92 longitude
(Malaga, Spain)
temperature: 61F, mostly sunny

April 18, 2006
position at 8:15am: N35 04.33 latitude W9 00.47 longitude
(480 NE of Madeira, Spain)
temperature: 61F, mostly sunny with a swell coming from the north

April 19, 2006
position at 7:15am: N35 04.33 latitude W9 00.47 longitude
(Funchal, Madeira, Spain)
temperature: 62F, mostly sunny

April 20, 2006
position at 7:15am: N32 35.21 latitude W22 12.55 longitude
(2463 miles E of Bermuda, our next port)
temperature: 62F, mostly sunny

April 21, 2006
position at 7:15am: N32 35.21 latitude W22 12.55 longitude
(1919 miles E of Bermuda, our next port)
temperature: 66F, Cloudy

April 22, 2006
position at 7:15am: N32 29.57 latitude W40 48.55 longitude
(1400 miles E of Bermuda, our next port)
temperature: 66F, Cloudy

April 23, 2006
position at 7:15am: N32 27.27 latitude W49 20.55 longitude
(890 miles E of Bermuda, our next port)
temperature: 66F, Cloudy

April 24, 2006
position at 7:15am: N31 04.40 latitude W57 47.40 longitude
(410 miles SE of Bermuda, our next port)
temperature: 64F, cloudy, only a slight head wind (~ 20km/h)

April 25, 2006
position at 6:30am: N32 17.40 latitude W64 46.42 longitude
(just off Bermuda)
temperature: 66F, cloudy

April 26, 2006
position at 6:30am: N29.58.40 latitude W69.02.42 longitude
(730 miles from FLL)
temperature: 67F, partly cloudy