Average Weather in April in Ruse Bulgaria
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 60°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 42°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ruse typically range from 66°F to 87°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 37°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 Ruse experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 52% to 45%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on December 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 87%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ruse, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is gradually increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on June 3, and its lowest chance is 12% on October 30.
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 Ruse is essentially constant, remaining about 1.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.3 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Ruse, 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, 23 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 52 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Ruse is 6:58 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 48 minutes earlier at 6:09 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:42 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 35 minutes later at 8:17 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ruse 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 5:33 AM and sets 15 hours, 28 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:46 AM and sets 8 hours, 54 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 Ruse is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 23% of the time, while on October 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Ruse is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 8.5 miles per hour to 7.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction 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).
The growing season in Ruse typically lasts for 7.6 months (234 days), from around March 19 to around November 8, rarely starting before February 27 or after April 7, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 5.
The month of April in Ruse is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 81% to 100% over the course of the month.
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 Ruse are increasing during April, increasing by 211°F, from 102°F to 313°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 Ruse is increasing during April, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 5.8 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 Ruse are 43.856 deg latitude, 25.971 deg longitude, and 92 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ruse contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 328 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 131 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (577 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,699 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ruse is covered by artificial surfaces (60%), water (24%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (72%) and artificial surfaces (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (71%) and trees (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ruse 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ruse.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ruse 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 Ruse is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ruse and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ruse Airport (99%, 1.8 kilometers, southwest); Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (0.6%, 73 kilometers, north); and Varna Airport (0.2%, 165 kilometers, southeast).
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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