This report describes the typical weather at the Orlando Executive Airport (Orlando, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average April. It is based on the historical records from 1989 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Orlando, 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 croplands (69%), forests (10%), lakes and rivers (9%), grasslands (7%), and built-up areas (5%).
The month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 80°F to 85°F over the course of the month, exceeding 90°F or dropping below 73°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 12:29 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 13:15 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:45am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 8:00pm on April 30; the latest sunrise is at 7:15am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:44pm 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 21% (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 62% of the time, partly cloudy 6% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 31% 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 31% of days. Precipitation is least likely around April 4, occurring in 27% of days.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 41% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 34% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 2, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 1, 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 41% (comfortable) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 27% (dry) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 28, at which time the relative humidity drops below 47% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 1, rising above 87% (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 66°F (muggy) and is rarely below 40°F (dry) or above 72°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between April 1 and April 27 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 1 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 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).