Average Weather in April in Elkhart Indiana, United States
In Elkhart, the month of April is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 12°F, from 53°F to 64°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 78°F or dropping below 39°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 36°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Elkhart typically range from 64°F to 82°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 32°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 Elkhart experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 25, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on January 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on August 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Elkhart, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 13, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 4.
Over the course of April in Elkhart, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 27% to 33%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Elkhart is increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.0 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Elkhart, 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, 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 38 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 28 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 60 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Elkhart is 7:26 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 45 minutes earlier at 6:41 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:09 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 8:41 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Elkhart 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 6:09 AM and sets 15 hours, 12 minutes later, at 9:21 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:07 AM and sets 9 hours, 9 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Elkhart is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 43% of the time, while on November 16, 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 Elkhart is decreasing during April, decreasing from 12.3 miles per hour to 11.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Elkhart 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 Elkhart is increasing during April, rising by 4°F, from 37°F to 41°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in April
The growing season in Elkhart typically lasts for 6.1 months (186 days), from around April 20 to around October 23, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 8, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 11.
During April in Elkhart, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 8% to 75% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
The average accumulated growing degree days in Elkhart is gradually increasing during April, increasing by 123°F, from 47°F to 170°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Elkhart is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 5.8 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 Elkhart are 41.682 deg latitude, -85.977 deg longitude, and 755 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elkhart is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 748 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (276 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (574 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elkhart is covered by artificial surfaces (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and artificial surfaces (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elkhart 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Elkhart.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elkhart 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 Elkhart is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elkhart and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Goshen Municipal Airport (39%, 23 kilometers, southeast); Michigan City Municipal Airport-Phillips Field (33%, 25 kilometers, west); Hree Rivers Municipal Dr Haines Airport (15%, 44 kilometers, northeast); and Kirsch Municipal Airport (13%, 48 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .