Average Weather in April in Rafael Gonzalez Puerto Rico
Daily high temperatures are around 84°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 87°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 69°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 67°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on August 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rafael Gonzalez typically range from 74°F to 87°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 68°F to 82°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 Rafael Gonzalez experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 24% to 45%.
The clearest day of the month is April 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 76% of the time.
For reference, on May 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on January 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
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 Rafael Gonzalez, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 49% on September 13, and its lowest chance is 18% on March 9.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Rafael Gonzalez is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Rafael Gonzalez, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 28 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 59 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 52 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Rafael Gonzalez is 6:21 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 6:00 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:40 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 6:48 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Rafael Gonzalez during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:51 AM and sets 13 hours, 14 minutes later, at 7:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:54 AM and sets 11 hours, 2 minutes later, at 5:56 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Rafael Gonzalez is rapidly increasing during April, rising from 86% to 96% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 75% 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 Rafael Gonzalez is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on July 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.8 miles per hour, while on October 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
The hourly average wind direction in Rafael Gonzalez throughout April is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 81% on April 2.
Wind Direction in April
Rafael Gonzalez 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 Rafael Gonzalez is essentially constant during April, remaining within 1°F of 80°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in April
Temperatures in Rafael Gonzalez 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Rafael Gonzalez are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 779°F, from 2,223°F to 3,002°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Rafael Gonzalez is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during April is 7.0 kWh on April 4.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Rafael Gonzalez are 18.427 deg latitude, -66.787 deg longitude, and 427 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rafael Gonzalez contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 607 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 439 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,686 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,442 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rafael Gonzalez is covered by cropland (33%), trees (30%), grassland (23%), and shrubs (15%), within 10 miles by trees (35%) and water (31%), and within 50 miles by water (72%) and trees (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rafael Gonzalez, 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 Rafael Gonzalez.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rafael Gonzalez 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 Rafael Gonzalez is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rafael Gonzalez and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rafael Hernandez Airport (53%, 37 kilometers, west); Mercedita Airport (31%, 52 kilometers, southeast); and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (16%, 82 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .