Average Weather in April in Kalāheo Hawaii, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on August 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kalāheo typically range from 73°F to 83°F, while on January 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 65°F to 76°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 Kalāheo experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 34% on April 25.
The clearest day of the month is April 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.
For reference, on October 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on January 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kalāheo, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 18% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on December 24, and its lowest chance is 9% on June 4.
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 Kalāheo is essentially constant, remaining about 3.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 10.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Kalāheo, 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, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 17 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Kalāheo is 6:30 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 6:06 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:53 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 7:03 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kalāheo during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:55 AM and sets 13 hours, 28 minutes later, at 7:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:12 AM and sets 10 hours, 48 minutes later, at 6:00 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 Kalāheo is increasing during April, rising from 29% to 37% over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 87% of the time, while on February 18, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 22% 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 Kalāheo is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 15.1 miles per hour to 14.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.1 miles per hour, while on January 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 15.3 miles per hour on April 8.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Kalāheo 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 Kalāheo is essentially constant during April, remaining around 76°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 Kalāheo 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 Kalāheo are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 651°F, from 1,830°F to 2,480°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 Kalāheo is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 7.1 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 Kalāheo are 21.924 deg latitude, -159.527 deg longitude, and 548 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kalāheo contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,483 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 707 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,203 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,240 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kalāheo is covered by trees (55%) and artificial surfaces (28%), within 10 miles by water (39%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by water (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kalāheo 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kalāheo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kalāheo 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 Kalāheo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kalāheo and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lihue Airport (61%, 20 kilometers, east) and Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands (39%, 29 kilometers, northwest).
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.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.
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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