Average Weather in April in Perry Iowa, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 12°F, from 57°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 83°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 35°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Perry typically range from 64°F to 85°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 32°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
Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan (6,547 miles away); Yangquan, China (6,668 miles); and Kosan, North Korea (6,288 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Perry (view comparison).
The month of April in Perry experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 49% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on December 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54%, while on July 28, 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 Perry, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 9.
Over the course of April in Perry, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 21% to 33%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in April
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Perry is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Perry, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 39 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 36 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 14 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Perry is 6:59 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 45 minutes earlier at 6:14 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 7:42 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 8:13 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Perry 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 13 minutes later, at 8:54 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:40 AM and sets 9 hours, 8 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Perry is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 58% of the time, while on November 15, 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 Perry is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 13.0 miles per hour to 12.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.0 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 13.0 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
The growing season in Perry typically lasts for 5.8 months (176 days), from around April 19 to around October 13, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 9, and rarely ending before September 23 or after November 1.
During April in Perry, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 11% to 76% 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 Perry are gradually increasing during April, increasing by 163°F, from 62°F to 225°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Perry is gradually increasing during April, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 5.9 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 Perry are 41.839 deg latitude, -94.107 deg longitude, and 974 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Perry contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 962 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (246 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (810 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Perry is covered by cropland (80%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (98%), and within 50 miles by cropland (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Perry 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Perry.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Perry 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 Perry is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Perry and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Perry Municipal Airport (90%, 4.5 kilometers, west); Boone Municipal Airport (4.9%, 32 kilometers, northeast); Ankeny Regional Airport (2.7%, 48 kilometers, east); and Des Moines International Airport (2.5%, 51 kilometers, southeast).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .