Phoenix Weather in April
April has noticeably warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and less rain than previous months at Phoenix, Arizona.
This page gives detailed information on the typical April temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Phoenix.
The temperature and rainfall numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown Phoenix. The rest of the weather measurements are averages at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located a few miles southeast of the city center.
|86 °F||April average high||30 °C|
|60 °F||April average low||16 °C|
In most years, Phoenix averages a daily maximum temperature for April that's between 83 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit (28 to 32 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 58 and 63 °F (14 to 17 °C).
The days at Phoenix continue to heat up steadily during April. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 8 °F (4 °C) above what it was at the start.
|24 days||80 °F max. or more (27 °C)|
|15 days||60 °F min. or less (16 °C)|
Nearly every day in April warms to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Phoenix. The city averages 10 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). Occasionally Phoenix has a day as hot as 100 °F (38 °C) in April.
The thermometer dips to 50 °F (10 °C) or below on an average of 2 nights. But April does not normally get as cold as 40 °F (4 °C).
|0.3 in||total precipitation||7 mm|
|1 day||of rain|
Every few years, Phoenix receives no rain in April. The rainiest Aprils get at least 0.3 inches (7 mm).
|17 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Phoenix during 89 percent of daylight hours on average in April, for a total of 348 hours in the month. Typically on 17 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in April at Phoenix lasts for 13 hours and 2 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 12 hours and 34 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 13:30 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|28 %||April average humidity|
The relative humidity in Phoenix during April usually peaks at 43 percent in the morning then drops to 16 percent by late afternoon.
|Local Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|6.9 mph||April wind speed average||11.1 kph|
April is a little windier than most other months in Phoenix.
|0 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in April|
About once a decade, Phoenix receives as much as an inch (25 mm) of rain in one day during April.
An April thunderstorm happens in most, but not all, years.
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.