Anchorage Weather in April

April for Anchorage means an end to really cold weather. Even so, the Alaskan city can still expect snow this month.

This page gives detailed information on typical April temperature, precipitation, snow, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Anchorage.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Anchorage.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

45 °F April average high 7 °C
29 °F April average low -2 °C

In most years, Anchorage averages a daily maximum temperature for April that's between 41 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 9 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 26 and 32 °F (-3 to 0 °C).

The days at Anchorage warm up most rapidly during April. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 12 °F (7 °C) above what it was at the start.

23 days 40 °F max. or more (4 °C)
20 days 32 °F min. or less (0 °C)

Anchorage averages 6 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 50s °F (over 10 °C). Temperatures above 60 °F (16 °C) are rare here during April. Typically 2 days this month stay entirely below freezing.

The thermometer dips to 20 °F (-8 °C) or below on an average of 2 nights. Every few years it does get as cold as 10 °F (-12 °C) in April.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

0.5 in total precipitation 12 mm
5 days of rain or snowfall

April is the driest time of year for Anchorage. Half the time, Anchorage receives 0.2 to 0.5 inches (5 to 13 mm) of precipitation in April. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

4.0 in total snowfall 10.2 cm
3 days with new snow

April's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Anchorage. Between 0.2 and 5 inches (0.5 to 14 cm) of fresh snow arrives in half the years. Less new snow lands in one out of four Aprils, while another twenty-five percent are snowier.

Anchorage typically has at least 5 inches (13 cm) of snow on the ground for 8 days this month. The snow normally accumulates to 10 inches (25 cm) or deeper on 4 days.

Sunny Weather iconSun

50 % sunshine
6 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Anchorage during 50 percent of daylight hours on average in April, for a total of 222 hours in the month. Typically on 6 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in April at Anchorage lasts for 14 hours and 48 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 25 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 16:10 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or three from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

64 % April average humidity

The relative humidity in Anchorage during April usually peaks at 75 percent in the morning then drops to 54 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time12 am3 am6 am9 am12 pm3 pm6 pm9 pm
Humidity % 69 72 75 67 58 54 56 64

Windy Weather iconWind

7.3 mph April wind speed average 11.7 kph

April is a little windier than most other months in Anchorage.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

0 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in April

Every few years, April does get a heavy snowstorm.


These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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