This report describes the typical weather at the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (Temple, Texas, 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.
Temple, Texas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (92%) and croplands (7%).
The month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 73°F to 81°F over the course of the month, exceeding 89°F or dropping below 62°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 51 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is April 1 with 12:31 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 13:23 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:46am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 8:09pm on April 30; the latest sunrise is at 7:18am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:49pm on April 1.
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 ranges from 59% (partly cloudy) to 65% (partly cloudy).
On April 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 32% of the time, partly cloudy 8% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 41% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 23%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, drizzle, and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 56% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 1, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 5, when it is observed during 4% 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 44% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 22% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 8, at which time the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 27, rising above 88% (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 43°F (dry) to 63°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 29°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 2 mph to 19 mph (light air to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 27 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 24, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (fresh breeze).