This report describes the typical weather at the Sde Dov Airport (Tel Aviv, Israel) weather station over the course of an average April. It is based on the historical records from 2004 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Tel Aviv has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (48%), croplands (43%), shrublands (5%), and built-up areas (5%).
The month of April is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 70°F to 74°F over the course of the month, exceeding 83°F or dropping below 66°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 54 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.8 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is April 1 with 12:31 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 13:25 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:56am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 7:21pm on April 30; the latest sunrise is at 6:29am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:01pm 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 is 50% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On April 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 11% of the time, partly cloudy 12% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 11% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around April 1, occurring in 13% of days. Precipitation is least likely around April 27, occurring in 7% of days.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 50% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 4, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 35% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 1, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 1, when it is observed during 2% 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 53% (mildly humid) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 32% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 15, at which time the relative humidity drops below 65% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 19, rising above 80% (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 48°F (dry) to 61°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 41°F (dry) or above 65°F (mildy humid).
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 3 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 2, 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 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).