Average Weather in April in Kapiri Mposhi Zambia
Daily high temperatures are around 80°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 60°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on October 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kapiri Mposhi typically range from 65°F to 92°F, while on July 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 75°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 Kapiri Mposhi experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 50% to 28%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85%, while on June 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
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 Kapiri Mposhi, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 74% on January 23, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 8.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Kapiri Mposhi is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Kapiri Mposhi, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 21 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 43 seconds, and weekly decrease of 5 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 30, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 1, with 11 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kapiri Mposhi is 6:10 AM on April 1 and the latest sunrise is 4 minutes later at 6:14 AM on April 30.
The latest sunset is 6:07 PM on April 1 and the earliest sunset is 17 minutes earlier at 5:50 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kapiri Mposhi during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:34 AM and sets 12 hours, 57 minutes later, at 6:32 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:28 AM and sets 11 hours, 18 minutes later, at 5:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 2021. 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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kapiri Mposhi is rapidly decreasing during April, falling from 14% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 37% of the time, while on May 29, 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 Kapiri Mposhi is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.0 miles per hour, while on January 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 7.3 miles per hour on April 17.
Average Wind Speed in April
The hourly average wind direction in Kapiri Mposhi throughout April is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 96% on April 23.
Wind Direction in April
Temperatures in Kapiri Mposhi 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kapiri Mposhi are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 497°F, from 5,519°F to 6,016°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kapiri Mposhi is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.4 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during April is 6.5 kWh on April 12.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kapiri Mposhi are -13.971 deg latitude, 28.670 deg longitude, and 4,150 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kapiri Mposhi contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 269 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,145 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (787 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,805 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kapiri Mposhi is covered by cropland (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (81%) and shrubs (11%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and shrubs (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kapiri Mposhi, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Kapiri Mposhi is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Kapiri Mposhi, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .