Average Weather in April in Didsbury Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 13°F, from 45°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 72°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 23°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 42°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Didsbury typically range from 50°F to 73°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 6°F to 25°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 Didsbury 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 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on March 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
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 Didsbury, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 19, and its lowest chance is 4% on February 1.
Over the course of April in Didsbury, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 4% to 13%, 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 4% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Didsbury is increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.5 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 Didsbury is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Didsbury, 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, 50 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 48 seconds, and weekly increase of 26 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 13 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Didsbury is 7:10 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 2 minutes earlier at 6:08 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:11 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 49 minutes later at 8:59 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Didsbury 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 5:18 AM and sets 16 hours, 40 minutes later, at 9:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:40 AM and sets 7 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Didsbury is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 15, 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 Didsbury is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 8.7 miles per hour on April 14.
Average Wind Speed in April
The hourly average wind direction in Didsbury throughout April is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 39% on April 9.
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Didsbury typically lasts for 3.9 months (118 days), from around May 22 to around September 18, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 10, and rarely ending before September 1 or after October 4.
The month of April in Didsbury is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 7% 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 Didsbury are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 44°F, from 6°F to 50°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Didsbury is increasing during April, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.6 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 Didsbury are 51.667 deg latitude, -114.135 deg longitude, and 3,386 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Didsbury contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,385 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,223 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Didsbury is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (95%), and within 50 miles by cropland (69%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Didsbury 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 Didsbury.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Didsbury 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 Didsbury is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Didsbury and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Olds AGDM (79%, 10 kilometers, northeast); Sundre (11%, 39 kilometers, west); Calgary International, Alta. (5%, 62 kilometers, south); and Calgary / Springbank Airport (4.9%, 65 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .