This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) 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.
Nassau has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (95%) and croplands (4%).
The month of April is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 82°F throughout the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 77°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of April, the length of the day is gradually increasing. The shortest day of the month is April 1 with 12:25 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 13:05 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 7:40pm on April 30; the latest sunrise is at 7:01am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:26pm 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 42% (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 42% of the time, partly cloudy 28% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 17% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around April 30, occurring in 33% of days. Precipitation is least likely around April 10, occurring in 27% of days.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 53% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 27, when it is observed during 6% 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 90% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 1, rising above 85% (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 60°F (comfortable) to 70°F (muggy) and is rarely below 52°F (very comfortable) or above 75°F (very muggy).
Over the course of April typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 6, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).