April Weather in Prebbleton New Zealand
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 65°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 48°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on January 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prebbleton typically range from 55°F to 72°F, while on July 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 51°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April in Prebbleton
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 in Prebbleton
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Tillamook, Oregon, United States (7,291 miles away); La Ensenada, Chile (5,329 miles); and As Pontes de García Rodríguez, Spain (12,430 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Prebbleton (view comparison).
The month of April in Prebbleton experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 41% to 45%.
The clearest day of the month is April 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on July 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on March 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 61%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April in Prebbleton
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Prebbleton, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on December 20, and its lowest chance is 23% on April 3.
Probability of Precipitation in April in Prebbleton
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 Prebbleton is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.4 inches or falling below 0.7 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.8 inches on April 1.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April in Prebbleton
Over the course of April in Prebbleton, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 21 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 47 seconds, and weekly decrease of 19 minutes, 32 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 30, with 10 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 1, with 11 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April in Prebbleton
The latest sunrise of the month in Prebbleton is 7:48 AM on April 3 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 6:49 AM on April 4.
The latest sunset is 7:20 PM on April 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 47 minutes earlier at 5:33 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2:00 AM on April 4, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 15 hours, 26 minutes later, at 9:11 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:03 AM and sets 8 hours, 56 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in Prebbleton
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in April in Prebbleton
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 Prebbleton is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on January 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on March 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April in Prebbleton
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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 Prebbleton is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 9.6 miles per hour to 9.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on April 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during April is 8.9 miles per hour on April 26.
Average Wind Speed in April in Prebbleton
The wind direction in Prebbleton during April is predominantly out of the north from April 1 to April 28 and the west from April 28 to April 30.
Wind Direction in April in Prebbleton
Prebbleton 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 Prebbleton is gradually decreasing during April, falling by 3°F, from 59°F to 56°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in April in Prebbleton
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).
The growing season in Prebbleton typically lasts for 7.8 months (235 days), from around September 23 to around May 16, rarely starting before August 23 or after October 28, and rarely ending before April 14 or after June 8.
The month of April in Prebbleton is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 97% to 75% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April in Prebbleton
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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 Prebbleton are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 145°F, from 1,711°F to 1,856°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April in Prebbleton
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 Prebbleton is decreasing during April, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 3.9 kWh to 2.5 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April in Prebbleton
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Prebbleton are -43.583 deg latitude, 172.517 deg longitude, and 69 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Prebbleton is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 73 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,801 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,726 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Prebbleton is covered by grassland (35%), trees (31%), and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by grassland (34%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by water (58%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Prebbleton, 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, Christchurch International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Prebbleton.
At a distance of 11 kilometers from Prebbleton, 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 Prebbleton 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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