Average Weather in April in Palmdale California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 69°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 88°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 43°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Palmdale typically range from 67°F to 96°F, while on December 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 56°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 Palmdale experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 33% to 26%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Palmdale, 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 20% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 24.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Palmdale is decreasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.7 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Palmdale, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 14 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Palmdale is 6:39 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 36 minutes earlier at 6:03 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:13 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 7:36 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Palmdale 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 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:08 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:55 AM and sets 9 hours, 50 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Palmdale is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Palmdale is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 8.5 miles per hour on April 11.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Palmdale 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 Palmdale is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 59°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in April
The growing season in Palmdale typically lasts for 8.1 months (250 days), from around March 15 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 6 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 30 or after December 12.
The month of April in Palmdale is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 76% to 99% 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 Palmdale are increasing during April, increasing by 285°F, from 338°F to 624°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Palmdale is increasing during April, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 7.7 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 Palmdale are 34.579 deg latitude, -118.116 deg longitude, and 2,667 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Palmdale contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 518 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,680 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,943 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,049 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Palmdale is covered by shrubs (84%) and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (81%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (67%) and artificial surfaces (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Palmdale 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 Palmdale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Palmdale 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 Palmdale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Palmdale and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Palmdale United States Air Force Plant 42 Airport (94%, 6 kilometers, northeast); Mount Wilson (2.0%, 39 kilometers, south); and Newhall (4.1%, 48 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .