Average Weather in April in Le Chenit Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 45°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 63°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 31°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Le Chenit typically range from 50°F to 68°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 31°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 Le Chenit experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 13, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
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 Le Chenit, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 35%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Over the course of April in Le Chenit, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 19% to 31%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 9% to 4%, 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 Le Chenit is increasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 1.1 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 Le Chenit is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in April
Over the course of April in Le Chenit, 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, 32 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 7 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Le Chenit is 7:14 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 52 minutes earlier at 6:22 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:03 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 8:43 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Le Chenit 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Le Chenit is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 6, 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 Le Chenit is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 8.3 miles per hour to 7.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on August 10, 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 8.3 miles per hour on April 3.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Le Chenit typically lasts for 5.0 months (154 days), from around May 10 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 18 or after June 3, and rarely ending before September 19 or after November 1.
The month of April in Le Chenit is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 0% to 31% 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 Le Chenit are essentially constant during April, remaining within 13°F of 19°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Le Chenit is increasing during April, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.3 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 Le Chenit are 46.607 deg latitude, 6.231 deg longitude, and 4,042 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Le Chenit contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,348 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,752 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,802 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,036 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Le Chenit is covered by trees (50%), grassland (28%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Le Chenit 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 Le Chenit.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Le Chenit 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 Le Chenit is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Le Chenit and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (23%, 42 kilometers, south); Les Eplatures (33%, 68 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (15%, 74 kilometers, north); Dole–Jura Airport (13%, 78 kilometers, northwest); and Sion (15%, 94 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .