Average Weather in April in Kathmandu Nepal
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 79°F to 83°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 88°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 52°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on June 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kathmandu typically range from 67°F to 84°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 64°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in April
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The month of April in Kathmandu experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 16% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 86% of the time.
For reference, on August 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 84%, while on November 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kathmandu, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 63% on July 17, and its lowest chance is 1% on November 19.
Probability of Precipitation in April
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Kathmandu is increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Kathmandu, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 49 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Kathmandu is 5:54 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 5:25 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:21 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 16 minutes later at 6:37 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kathmandu during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:08 AM and sets 13 hours, 54 minutes later, at 7:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 10 hours, 23 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kathmandu is gradually increasing during April, rising from 0% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 97% of the time, while on November 26, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Kathmandu is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour, while on December 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 6.2 miles per hour on April 13.
Average Wind Speed in April
The wind direction in Kathmandu during April is predominantly out of the west from April 1 to April 20 and the south from April 20 to April 30.
Wind Direction in April
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Kathmandu over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 10, with a 74% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kathmandu are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 526°F, from 677°F to 1,202°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kathmandu is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.2 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kathmandu are 27.702 deg latitude, 85.321 deg longitude, and 4,252 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kathmandu contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 230 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,291 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,155 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (24,052 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kathmandu is covered by artificial surfaces (57%) and cropland (41%), within 10 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kathmandu year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Tribhuvan International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Kathmandu.
At a distance of 4 kilometers from Kathmandu, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Kathmandu according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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