Average Weather in April in Charleston Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 70°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 48°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Charleston typically range from 72°F to 93°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 50°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 Charleston experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39% on April 15.
The clearest day of the month is April 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on July 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Charleston, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 21, and its lowest chance is 18% on January 21.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Charleston is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.4 inches or falls below 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 5.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.8 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Charleston, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Charleston is 7:02 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 37 minutes earlier at 6:25 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:37 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 8:01 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Charleston 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 6:01 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 8:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:21 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 5:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Charleston is increasing during April, rising from 1% to 10% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 86% of the time, while on January 19, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
The average hourly wind speed in Charleston is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 5.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 6.4 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Charleston typically lasts for 7.5 months (229 days), from around March 25 to around November 9, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 29.
The month of April in Charleston is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 64% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
The average accumulated growing degree days in Charleston are increasing during April, increasing by 360°F, from 335°F to 695°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Charleston is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.2 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 Charleston are 35.297 deg latitude, -94.036 deg longitude, and 495 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Charleston contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 501 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (814 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,467 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Charleston is covered by cropland (87%), within 10 miles by cropland (60%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Charleston 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Charleston.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Charleston 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 Charleston is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Charleston and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort Smith Municipal Airport (55%, 30 kilometers, west); Drake Field (12%, 80 kilometers, north); Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport (11%, 85 kilometers, south); Russellville Municipal Airport (11%, 86 kilometers, east); and Mount Ida (10%, 93 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .