Average Weather in April in Knysna South Africa
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 74°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 61°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on February 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Knysna typically range from 64°F to 77°F, while on July 11, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 66°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
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Dana Point, California, United States (10,207 miles away); Tacna, Peru (5,718 miles); and Colombo, Brazil (4,298 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Knysna (view comparison).
The month of April in Knysna experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 31% to 38%.
The clearest day of the month is April 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on May 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on February 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.
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 Knysna, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 16% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 17% on April 8, and its lowest chance is 10% on May 16.
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 Knysna is essentially constant, remaining about 1.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.0 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.5 inches on April 13.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Knysna, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 46 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 30, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 1, with 11 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The earliest sunrise of the month in Knysna is 6:39 AM on April 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 7:01 AM on April 30.
The latest sunset is 6:23 PM on April 1 and the earliest sunset is 35 minutes earlier at 5:48 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Knysna during 2019.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:13 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 7:39 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:33 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 5:26 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 Knysna is gradually decreasing during April, falling from 4% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 22% of the time, while on May 26, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
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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 Knysna is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on April 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during April is 6.2 miles per hour on April 10.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Knysna 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 Knysna is gradually decreasing during April, falling by 2°F, from 67°F to 65°F, over the course of the month.
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 Knysna 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 Knysna are increasing during April, increasing by 428°F, from 3,953°F to 4,381°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 Knysna is decreasing during April, falling by 1.3 kWh, from 5.0 kWh to 3.7 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 Knysna are -34.036 deg latitude, 23.047 deg longitude, and 230 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Knysna contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 912 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 204 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,018 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,814 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Knysna is covered by trees (27%), artificial surfaces (24%), cropland (21%), and water (18%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by water (59%) and shrubs (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Knysna 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 Knysna.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Knysna 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 Knysna is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Knysna and a given station.
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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