Average Weather in April in Desert Shores California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 54°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 67°F.
For reference, on July 14, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Desert Shores typically range from 77°F to 107°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 69°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 Desert Shores experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 24% to 19%.
The clearest day of the month is April 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 81% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36%, while on September 10, 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 Desert Shores, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 4%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 14% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 18.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Desert Shores is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Desert Shores, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 56 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 57 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 36 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, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Desert Shores is 6:31 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 5:56 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:04 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:26 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Desert Shores 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 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 22 minutes later, at 7:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 9 hours, 56 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Desert Shores is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 23% of the time, while on November 10, 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 Desert Shores is gradually increasing during April, increasing from 8.2 miles per hour to 8.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour, while on December 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Desert Shores over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 1, with a 58% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
The average accumulated growing degree days in Desert Shores are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 603°F, from 1,008°F to 1,611°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Desert Shores is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 6.8 kWh to 7.9 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 Desert Shores are 33.404 deg latitude, -116.040 deg longitude, and -180 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Desert Shores contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,608 feet and an average elevation above sea level of -105 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,486 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,001 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Desert Shores is covered by water (43%), shrubs (42%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (47%) and water (38%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (68%) and bare soil (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Desert Shores 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Desert Shores.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Desert Shores 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 Desert Shores is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Desert Shores and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Thermal Airport (64%, 27 kilometers, northwest); El Centro, Naval Air Facility (14%, 73 kilometers, southeast); Ramona Airport (9%, 91 kilometers, southwest); Campo (6%, 95 kilometers, southwest); and Blythe Airport (6%, 125 kilometers, east).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .