Average Weather in April in Swan Hills Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 14°F, from 38°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 64°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 20°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 7°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Swan Hills typically range from 47°F to 67°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from -1°F to 13°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 Swan Hills experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 63% to 58%.
The clearest day of the month is April 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on August 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 58%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Swan Hills, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 17%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 23, and its lowest chance is 7% on February 15.
Over the course of April in Swan Hills, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 3% to 11%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 6% to 2%.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Swan Hills is increasing, starting the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during April in Swan Hills is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.4 inches on April 13.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Swan Hills, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 4 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 4 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 30 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 13 hours, 8 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Swan Hills is 7:11 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 9 minutes earlier at 6:03 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:19 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 56 minutes later at 9:15 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Swan Hills during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:04 AM and sets 17 hours, 19 minutes later, at 10:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:03 AM and sets 7 hours, 14 minutes later, at 4:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Swan Hills is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Swan Hills is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.6 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 5.7 miles per hour on April 12.
Average Wind Speed in April
The hourly average wind direction in Swan Hills throughout April is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 42% on April 7.
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Swan Hills typically lasts for 3.0 months (93 days), from around June 2 to around September 3, rarely starting before May 14 or after June 22, and rarely ending before August 14 or after September 21.
The month of April in Swan Hills is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
The average accumulated growing degree days in Swan Hills are essentially constant during April, remaining within 8°F of 8°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Swan Hills is increasing during April, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 3.9 kWh to 5.4 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 Swan Hills are 54.717 deg latitude, -115.402 deg longitude, and 3,688 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Swan Hills contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 761 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,738 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,503 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,697 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Swan Hills is covered by trees (71%) and sparse vegetation (10%), within 10 miles by trees (83%), and within 50 miles by trees (75%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Swan Hills 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 Swan Hills.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Swan Hills 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 Swan Hills is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Swan Hills and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Whitecourt , Alta. (26%, 68 kilometers, south); Whitecourt Airport (26%, 68 kilometers, south); Slave Lake Airport (19%, 76 kilometers, northeast); Edmonton/Villeneuve Airport (16%, 92 kilometers, southeast); and High Prairie AGDM (14%, 101 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .