Average Weather in April in Dothan Alabama, United States
In Dothan, 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 88°F or dropping below 65°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 54°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dothan typically range from 74°F to 91°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 60°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 Dothan experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 39% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38% on April 30.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.
For reference, on July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on October 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Dothan, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on July 30, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Dothan is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 4.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.8 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.6 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Dothan, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 47 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Dothan is 6:29 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 5:57 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:01 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 19 minutes later at 7:20 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Dothan 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 11 minutes later, at 7:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:36 AM and sets 10 hours, 7 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Dothan is rapidly increasing during April, rising from 8% to 22% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 97% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
The average hourly wind speed in Dothan is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 7.1 miles per hour to 6.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Dothan 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 Dothan is increasing during April, rising by 5°F, from 66°F to 72°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Dothan is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.7 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 Dothan are 31.223 deg latitude, -85.390 deg longitude, and 292 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dothan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 308 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (256 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (673 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dothan is covered by artificial surfaces (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dothan 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dothan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dothan 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 Dothan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dothan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dothan Regional Airport (80%, 12 kilometers, northwest); Marianna Municipal Airport (10%, 47 kilometers, southeast); and Early County Airport (9%, 51 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .