Boston Weather in April
April brings a final transition to spring weather in Boston, Massachusetts. By the end of the month, the city has seen the last of frost and snow until fall.
This page gives detailed information on the typical April weather for Boston.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Boston's Logan International Airport, located on the waterfront next to Boston Harbor.
|56 °F||April average high||13 °C|
|41 °F||April average low||5 °C|
In most years, Boston averages a daily maximum temperature for April that's between 53 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 15 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 39 and 42 °F (4 to 6 °C).
The days at Boston warm rapidly during April. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 11 °F (6 °C) above what it was at the start.
|9 days||60 °F max. or more (16 °C)|
|14 days||40 °F min. or less (4 °C)|
Daytime temperatures in Boston are always above freezing in April and most days make it over 40 °F (4 °C). The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 20 °C). Usually for the first time in the year, one of those days gets as hot as 80 °F (27 °C).
At night, the thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or below on 2 days. April gets as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C) about once a decade.
|3.7 in||total precipitation||95 mm|
|11 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Boston receives 2 to 5 inches (46 to 123 mm) of precipitation in April. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|1.9 in||total snowfall||4.8 cm|
|1 day||with new snow|
Most years, Boston receives no fresh snow in April. But once every four years, at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow lands on the city during the month.
|7 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Boston during 56 percent of daylight hours on average in April, for a total of 225 hours in the month. Typically on 7 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in April at Boston lasts for 13 hours and 24 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 12 hours and 45 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 14:03 from sunrise to sunset. These durations of daylight can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|63 %||April average humidity|
The relative humidity in Boston during April usually peaks at 71 percent in the morning then drops to 55 percent by early afternoon.
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|13.0 mph||April wind speed average||20.9 kph|
April is a less windy than winter months in Boston.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in April|
Boston averages one day this month when it rains at least an inch (25 mm). The city gets a major April snowstorm once a decade on average.
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.