Average Weather in April in Cockburn Town Turks & Caicos Islands
Daily high temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 77°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 79°F.
For reference, on August 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cockburn Town typically range from 82°F to 84°F, while on March 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 76°F to 77°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
Neiafu, Tonga (7,487 miles away); Beau Vallon, Seychelles (8,688 miles); and San Vicente, Philippines (9,543 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cockburn Town (view comparison).
The month of April in Cockburn Town experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 21% to 36%.
The clearest day of the month is April 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on June 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 72%, while on February 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cockburn Town, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 10%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 5% on July 12.
Probability of Precipitation in April
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Cockburn Town is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on April 4.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Cockburn Town, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 34 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 9 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 22 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Cockburn Town is 6:37 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 23 minutes earlier at 6:14 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:59 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 7:09 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Cockburn Town during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:03 AM and sets 13 hours, 27 minutes later, at 7:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:17 AM and sets 10 hours, 50 minutes later, at 6:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cockburn Town is gradually increasing during April, rising from 92% to 97% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 26, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 84% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Cockburn Town is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 14.8 miles per hour to 14.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.7 miles per hour, while on October 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Cockburn Town 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 Cockburn Town is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 79°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in April
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in Cockburn Town 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
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Cockburn Town are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 794°F, from 2,374°F to 3,168°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cockburn Town is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during April is 6.9 kWh on April 17.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cockburn Town are 21.461 deg latitude, -71.142 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cockburn Town contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (125 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (207 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cockburn Town is covered by water (85%), within 10 miles by water (99%), and within 50 miles by water (99%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cockburn Town year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Cockburn Town is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Cockburn Town, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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