This report describes the typical weather at the Kuching International Airport (Kuching, Malaysia) weather station over the course of an average April. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Kuching has a tropical rainforest climate with no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (67%), oceans and seas (17%), and croplands (15%).
The month of April is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 89Â°F throughout the month, exceeding 92Â°F or dropping below 86Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of April, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is April 1 with 12:08 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 12:10 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:31am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 6:47pm on April 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:39am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:41pm on April 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 90% (mostly 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 1% of the time, partly cloudy 2% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 96% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 84%, 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 69% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 61% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 2, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 8, when it is observed during 12% 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 62% (mildly humid) to 100% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 54% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 25, at which time the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 2, rising above 100% (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 72Â°F (very muggy) to 78Â°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 71Â°F (very muggy) or above 79Â°F (oppressive).
Over the course of April typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 9 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 12 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around April 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around April 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 mph (gentle breeze).