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April Weather in South Padre Island Texas, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 77°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 87°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 66°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 77°F.

For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in South Padre Island typically range from 79°F to 90°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 55°F to 68°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in April in South Padre Island

Average High and Low Temperature in April in South Padre IslandApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303045°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°FMarMayApr 177°FApr 177°F66°F66°FApr 3082°FApr 3082°F72°F72°FApr 1179°FApr 1179°F68°F68°FApr 2180°FApr 2180°F70°F70°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 in South Padre Island

Average Hourly Temperature in April in South Padre IslandApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMMarMaycoolcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Shenzhen, China (8,488 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to South Padre Island (view comparison).

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The month of April in South Padre Island experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.

For reference, on August 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on June 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.

Cloud Cover Categories in April in South Padre Island

Cloud Cover Categories in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MarMayApr 161%Apr 161%Apr 3064%Apr 3064%Apr 1161%Apr 1161%Apr 2163%Apr 2163%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In South Padre Island, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is increasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 15%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on September 14, and its lowest chance is 9% on February 21.

Probability of Precipitation in April in South Padre Island

Probability of Precipitation in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%22%22%24%24%MarMayApr 111%Apr 111%Apr 3015%Apr 3015%Apr 1112%Apr 1112%Apr 2113%Apr 2113%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 South Padre Island is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in April in South Padre Island

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of April in South Padre Island, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 42 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 4 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April in South Padre Island

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in South Padre Island is 7:19 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 6:51 AM on April 30.

The earliest sunset is 7:45 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 14 minutes later at 8:00 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time is observed in South Padre Island during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:37 AM and sets 13 hours, 47 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:11 AM and sets 10 hours, 30 minutes later, at 5:42 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in South Padre Island

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMarMay6:51 AM6:51 AMApr 308:00 PMApr 308:00 PM7:19 AM7:19 AMApr 17:45 PMApr 17:45 PM7:08 AM7:08 AMApr 117:50 PMApr 117:50 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of April. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in April in South Padre Island

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in April in South Padre IslandApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMMarMay00101020202030304040505050606070800001010202030303040405050606070
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of April 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 2024. 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 in South Padre Island

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in April in South Padre IslandApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMMarMayMar 104:01 AMMar 104:01 AMMar 252:01 AMMar 252:01 AMApr 81:22 PMApr 81:22 PMApr 236:50 PMApr 236:50 PMMay 710:23 PMMay 710:23 PMMay 238:54 AMMay 238:54 AM8:00 AM8:00 AM8:14 PM8:14 PM7:24 PM7:24 PM7:40 AM7:40 AM7:04 AM7:04 AM8:03 PM8:03 PM7:56 PM7:56 PM7:11 AM7:11 AM6:13 AM6:13 AM7:56 PM7:56 PM7:41 PM7:41 PM6:26 AM6:26 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Apr 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
50%1:57 AMESE12:17 PMWSW-7:07 AMS237,643 mi
2
46%2:53 AMESE1:21 PMWSW-8:07 AMS234,279 mi
3
34%3:45 AMESE2:27 PMWSW-9:07 AMS230,914 mi
4
23%4:32 AMESE3:35 PMWSW-10:04 AMS227,811 mi
5
14%5:14 AMESE4:43 PMWSW-10:58 AMS225,270 mi
6
6%5:52 AME5:50 PMW-11:50 AMS223,582 mi
7
2%6:28 AME6:56 PMW-12:41 PMS222,980 mi
8
0%7:04 AME8:03 PMW-1:31 PMS223,583 mi
9
2%7:42 AMENE9:10 PMWNW-2:23 PMS225,371 mi
10
6%8:22 AMENE10:19 PMWNW-3:17 PMS228,178 mi
11
13%9:07 AMENE11:26 PMWNW-4:14 PMS231,724 mi
12
22%9:58 AMENE--5:13 PMN235,664 mi
13
32%-12:31 AMWNW10:52 AMENE6:11 PMN239,640 mi
14
42%-1:30 AMWNW11:51 AMENE7:07 PMN243,337 mi
15
50%-2:21 AMWNW12:49 PMENE8:00 PMS246,514 mi
16
62%-3:06 AMWNW1:47 PMENE8:48 PMS249,014 mi
17
72%-3:44 AMWNW2:43 PMENE9:33 PMS250,764 mi
18
80%-4:17 AMWNW3:37 PMENE10:14 PMS251,757 mi
19
87%-4:47 AMWNW4:29 PME10:54 PMS252,041 mi
20
93%-5:15 AMW5:19 PME11:32 PMS251,700 mi
21
95%-5:43 AMW6:10 PME--
22
97%-6:10 AMW7:02 PME12:11 AMS250,837 mi
23
100%-6:39 AMWSW7:56 PMESE12:51 AMS249,555 mi
24
100%-7:11 AMWSW8:52 PMESE1:33 AMS247,949 mi
25
98%-7:47 AMWSW9:51 PMESE2:19 AMS246,095 mi
26
95%-8:29 AMWSW10:51 PMESE3:09 AMS244,045 mi
27
89%-9:17 AMWSW11:51 PMESE4:04 AMS241,833 mi
28
81%-10:12 AMWSW-5:01 AMS239,481 mi
29
72%12:49 AMESE11:13 AMWSW-6:01 AMS237,019 mi
30
61%1:41 AMESE12:17 PMWSW-7:00 AMS234,500 mi

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 South Padre Island is very rapidly increasing during April, rising from 59% to 82% over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 23% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in April in South Padre Island

Humidity Comfort Levels in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%MarMayApr 159%Apr 159%Apr 3082%Apr 3082%Apr 1168%Apr 1168%Apr 2174%Apr 2174%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 South Padre Island is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 13.6 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.7 miles per hour, while on August 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.5 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during April is 13.7 miles per hour on April 26.

Average Wind Speed in April in South Padre Island

Average Wind Speed in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphMarMayApr 2613.7 mphApr 2613.7 mphApr 113.6 mphApr 113.6 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in South Padre Island throughout April is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 51% on April 30.

Wind Direction in April in South Padre Island

Wind Direction in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%MarMaysoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island is increasing during April, rising by 5°F, from 70°F to 74°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in April in South Padre Island

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 South Padre Island 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 in South Padre Island

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April in South Padre Islandgrowing seasonApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MarMay100%Apr 16100%Apr 16coolcomfortablewarmhotcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 South Padre Island are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 680°F, from 1,293°F to 1,973°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in April in South Padre Island

Growing Degree Days in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930301,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°F1,800°F1,800°F2,000°F2,000°F2,200°F2,200°FMarMayApr 11,293°FApr 11,293°FApr 301,973°FApr 301,973°FApr 111,509°FApr 111,509°FApr 211,744°FApr 211,744°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of April, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 South Padre Island is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.3 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April in South Padre Island

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April in South Padre IslandApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMarMayApr 16.1 kWhApr 16.1 kWhApr 306.6 kWhApr 306.6 kWhApr 116.3 kWhApr 116.3 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of South Padre Island are 26.104 deg latitude, -97.165 deg longitude, and 3 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of South Padre Island is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 10 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (30 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (131 feet).

The area within 2 miles of South Padre Island is covered by water (84%) and bare soil (10%), within 10 miles by water (77%) and bare soil (17%), and within 50 miles by water (61%) and cropland (19%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in South Padre Island, 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 South Padre Island.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between South Padre Island and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

  • South Padre Island Heliport (KSPL, 89%, 2.7 mi, south, 10 ft elevation change)
  • Port Isabel, Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (KPIL, 9%, 12 mi, west, 13 ft elevation change)
  • N Padre 975 (KOPM, 1.0%, 52 mi, north, 79 ft elevation change)

Sources mapKSPL, 89%3 mi, 10 ftKPIL, 9%12 mi, 13 ftKOPM, 1%52 mi, 79 ft© OpenStreetMap contributors

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of South Padre Island and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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