Average Weather in April in Shafter California, United States
In Shafter, the month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 74°F to 81°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 93°F or dropping below 63°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 47°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Shafter typically range from 69°F to 99°F, while on January 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 63°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
The month of April in Shafter experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 34% to 27%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Shafter, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 15% and ending it at 8%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 27.
Probability of Precipitation in April
Over the course of April in Shafter, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 1 minute, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Shafter is 6:43 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 37 minutes earlier at 6:06 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:19 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 7:42 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Shafter during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 34 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Shafter is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on November 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
The average hourly wind speed in Shafter is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on November 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Shafter is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 6.1 kWh to 7.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shafter are 35.501 deg latitude, -119.272 deg longitude, and 344 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Shafter is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 52 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 347 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (407 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (8,638 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Shafter is covered by cropland (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by grassland (41%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Shafter 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 are 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Shafter.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shafter according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Shafter is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shafter and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (67%, 21 kilometers, east); Porterville Municipal Airport (14%, 62 kilometers, north); Santa Ynez Airport (4.9%, 124 kilometers, southwest); Paso Robles Municipal Airport (4.8%, 124 kilometers, west); Santa Maria Airport (4.7%, 126 kilometers, southwest); and San Luis Obispo County Airport (4.6%, 128 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .