Salt Lake City Weather in April
April at Salt Lake City, Utah means a decisive move to spring weather. This month usually sees the end of snow and frost until next fall.
This page gives detailed information on the typical April weather for Salt Lake City.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport, located a few miles northwest of the city's center.
|62 °F||April average high||16 °C|
|40 °F||April average low||4 °C|
In most years, Salt Lake City averages a daily maximum temperature for April that's between 58 and 66 degrees Fahrenheit (14 to 19 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 37 and 42 °F (3 to 6 °C).
The days at Salt Lake City continue to warm steadily during April. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 8 °F (5 °C) above what it was at the start.
|17 days||60 °F max. or more (16 °C)|
|16 days||40 °F min. or less (4 °C)|
The temperature rises most days during April to over 50 °F (10 °C) at Salt Lake City. The city averages 7 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). Occasionally an April day gets as warms as 80 °F (27 °C).
The thermometer dips to freezing or below for 4 nights this month on average. But April does not normally get as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).
|2.0 in||total precipitation||51 mm|
|10 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Salt Lake City receives 1.0 to 2.6 inches (24 to 65 mm) of precipitation in April. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|4.0 in||total snowfall||10.2 cm|
|2 days||with new snow|
April's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Salt Lake City. Between 0.3 and 6 inches (1 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. April usually has the last snow of spring for the city.
|7 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Salt Lake City during 68 percent of daylight hours on average in April, for a total of 272 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 Salt Lake City lasts for 13 hours and 19 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 12 hours and 42 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 13:56 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|53 %||April average humidity|
The relative humidity in Salt Lake City during April usually peaks at 66 percent in the morning then drops to 39 percent by late afternoon.
|Local Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|9.6 mph||April wind speed average||15.4 kph|
April is windier than most other months in Salt Lake City.
|1 day||snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more|
|2 days||with thunderstorms in April|
Salt Lake City has a storm about twice a decade in April that leaves 5 inches (13 cm) or more of snow. Blizzards that dump over 10 inches (25 cm) of snow are not expected here this month.
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.