Average Weather in April in Rancho Palos Verdes California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 66°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 77°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 54°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on August 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rancho Palos Verdes typically range from 65°F to 76°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 64°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 Rancho Palos Verdes experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 29% to 23%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Rancho Palos Verdes, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is decreasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 2.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Rancho Palos Verdes is decreasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Rancho Palos Verdes, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Rancho Palos Verdes is 6:40 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 6:05 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:14 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:36 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Rancho Palos Verdes during 2018, 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 5:43 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 8:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:54 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Rancho Palos Verdes is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 12% of the time, while on January 1, 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 Rancho Palos Verdes is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on August 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 8.1 miles per hour on April 11.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Rancho Palos Verdes 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 Rancho Palos Verdes is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 60°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in April
Temperatures in Rancho Palos Verdes 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Rancho Palos Verdes are increasing during April, increasing by 300°F, from 716°F to 1,016°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Rancho Palos Verdes is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 6.4 kWh to 7.5 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 Rancho Palos Verdes are 33.744 deg latitude, -118.387 deg longitude, and 98 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rancho Palos Verdes contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,302 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 382 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,476 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,002 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rancho Palos Verdes is covered by artificial surfaces (42%), water (31%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by water (69%) and artificial surfaces (29%), and within 50 miles by water (56%) and artificial surfaces (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rancho Palos Verdes 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 Rancho Palos Verdes.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rancho Palos Verdes 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 Rancho Palos Verdes is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rancho Palos Verdes and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport (46%, 20 kilometers, north); Long Beach (45%, 21 kilometers, east); and Catalina Airport (9%, 38 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .