This report describes the typical weather at the Daytona Beach International Airport (Daytona Beach, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average April. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Daytona Beach, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (39%), forests (32%), croplands (24%), built-up areas (3%), and lakes and rivers (2%).
The month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 77°F to 82°F over the course of the month, exceeding 88°F or dropping below 69°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of April, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 47 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is April 1 with 12:30 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 13:17 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:43am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 8:00pm on April 30; the latest sunrise is at 7:13am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:43pm on April 2.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in April, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 35% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On April 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 49% of the time, partly cloudy 20% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 29% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 29%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 34% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 1, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 7, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in April or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 47% (comfortable) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 12, at which time the relative humidity drops below 55% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 24, rising above 89% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical April, the dew point typically varies from 51°F (very comfortable) to 65°F (muggy) and is rarely below 38°F (dry) or above 71°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between April 1 and April 30 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of April typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 6, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).