Average Weather in April in Kuching Malaysia
In Kuching, the month of April is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 89°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 93°F or dropping below 85°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 75°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 77°F.
For reference, on May 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kuching typically range from 76°F to 90°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 74°F to 85°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
Guácimo, Costa Rica (11,188 miles away); Cúcuta, Colombia (11,768 miles); and Maturín, Venezuela (11,551 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kuching (view comparison).
The month of April in Kuching experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 82% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 18% of the time.
For reference, on November 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 90%, while on June 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 24%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kuching, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 60% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 79% on November 18, and its lowest chance is 41% on July 2.
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 Kuching is decreasing, starting the month at 8.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.0 inches or falls below 5.2 inches, and ending the month at 7.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.9 inches or falls below 4.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Kuching, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 8 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Kuching is 6:38 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 6:30 AM on April 30.
The latest sunset is 6:46 PM on April 1 and the earliest sunset is 5 minutes earlier at 6:40 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kuching during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:34 AM and sets 12 hours, 13 minutes later, at 6:46 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:35 AM and sets 12 hours, 2 minutes later, at 6:37 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 Kuching is essentially constant during April, remaining around 100% throughout.
For reference, on January 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on July 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
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 Kuching is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 2.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour, while on May 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Kuching is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Kuching is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 85°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature 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).
Temperatures in Kuching are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
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 Kuching are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 868°F, from 2,590°F to 3,458°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 Kuching is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.6 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kuching are 1.550 deg latitude, 110.333 deg longitude, and 33 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kuching contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 157 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 31 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,969 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,735 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kuching is covered by cropland (49%) and artificial surfaces (32%), within 10 miles by cropland (33%) and mangroves (29%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kuching 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, Kuching International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Kuching.
At a distance of 7 kilometers from Kuching, 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 Kuching 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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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