A typical April from my records;

  • An average temperature of 11.9C
    • Maximum temperature expected about 26C.
    • Minimum temperature expected about 1C.
    • On average there are no frosts but I have recorded 5 air frosts in April since 2000, the most recent, two frosts in April 2011.
    • On average, no days fail to reach 10C though 8 April days have since 2000, the most recent in 2018.
    • Twenty one days are expected to reach or exceed 15C
    • Seven days are expected to reach or exceed 20C.
    • Five days reach or exceed 25C.
  • Wind run would be around 3750km with the windiest day expected to have a wind run of 320km.
    • Maximum wind gust would be in the region of 50km/h.
  • There would be rain on 10 days with the monthly total of around 70mm, the start of the wetter months


Rain totals for the month and year along with temperature and wind comparisons can be found here.

April Daily Observations
TemperatureWindRainfallBarometer
DateMinMaxMeanMean
(Km/h)
Gust
(Km/h)
Run (km)Prevailing Dir10 Minute Max (mm)Total (mm)Min (hPa)Max (hPa)Change (hPa)
1 11.7 26.5 19.9 12.0 50 273 East Nth East 1.8 3.6 995.0 1009.8 +14.8
Early rain clearing to a sunny day with winds turning warm northerly around midday.
2 7.3 14.8 10.9 4.0 33 92 South Sth West 0.8 1.8 1010.4 1029.7 +19.3
Showers clearing by midday to a sunny afternoon with southerly winds.
3 7.3 17.8 11.8 2.4 24 55 East Nth East 0.2 0.6 1027.5 1032.1 -4.6
Early morning showers clearing. Cloud breaking to a sunny afternoon with light NE winds.
Second-hottest March another sign of climate change
4 7.2 18.4 12.7 5.2 34 118 East Nth East 0 0 1020.1 1027.3 -7.2
Sunny with thin high cloud, NE wind.
5 6.6 12.3 9.0 8.3 38 190 West Nth West 1.4 20.4 1024.8 1032.9 +8.1
Morning rain then showers in the afternoon, some with hail. Southerly winds turning westerly.
6 4.0 12.9 7.5 3.6 27 82 South Sth West 0.2 1.4 1027.8 1032.8 -5.0
Mostly cloudy with showers but some sunny intervals in the afternoon. Light southerly winds.
7 5.8 12.7 9.2 4.6 24 110 South Sth West 0 0 1025.3 1028.4 -3.1
Cloudy with a few sunny intervals Some drizzle and low cloud in the afternoon.
8 7.4 17.3 12.1 4.3 29 97 East Nth East 0.2 0.4 1018.8 1025.5 -6.7
Early drizzle clearing. Broken cloud, mostly sunny in the afternoon, NE wind.
9 8.3 17.4 13.0 6.8 31 155 East Nth East 0 0 1010.8 1018.8 -8.0
Few clouds, sunny with NE wind.
'Land of the short white cloud' - NZ glaciers' huge loss of ice in just 42 years
10 13.0 27.9 18.4 8.3 34 190 East Nth East 0 0 1002.1 1010.7 -8.6
Variable high cloud, Warm northerly winds from midday with a cooler southerly change in the evening.
11 10.3 13.8 12.1 6.5 27 149 South West 0.4 1.6 1003.9 1006.8 +2.9
Overcast with light rain and drizzle at times, southerly winds. Maximum temp recorded at midnight on the 11th min temp recorded at 11:50pm.
12 7.7 14.0 10.5 8.8 47 203 South Sth West 2.2 3.2 1006.5 1021.1 +14.6
Showers and cool fresh southerly winds easing in the evening
13 4.1 17.2 10.2 1.8 20 41 South Sth West 0 0 1017.4 1022.5 -5.1
Morning cloud breaking to a sunny day with light southerly winds turning NE in the afternoon
14 3.2 16.3 9.1 4.8 37 110 South Sth West 0.4 0.4 1018.2 1025.9 +7.7
Overcast from mid morning with light rain around midday, light southerly winds.
15 8.0 15.2 10.8 3.6 28 83 South Sth West 0.2 0.4 1025.3 1030.4 +5.1
Morning cloud clearing to a sunny afternoon with a cool southerly breeze. Clouding over in the evening with a few spots of rain.
16 4.1 15.2 10.3 4.6 26 104 South Sth West 0.2 1.4 1030.4 1037.0 +6.6
Showers in the morning. Cloud breaking in the afternoon. Cool southerly winds.
17 0.9 17.5 9.1 1.2 15 26 East Nth East 0 0 1036.4 1039.7 +3.3
Light frost, clear and sunny with light breezes tending NE.
18 3.0 15.2 9.8 3.9 27 90 East Nth East 0 0 1036.9 1040.0 -3.1
Cloud breaking in the afternoon a with light NE wind.
19 5.5 16.3 11.3 6.1 28 137 East Nth East 0 0 1026.5 1036.7 -10.2
Morning cloud breaking to a sunny afternoon with NE wind.
20 5.7 18.5 12.0 3.6 29 82 East Nth East 0.2 0.2 1015.2 1026.6 -11.4
Early fog clearing. Variable high cloud with sunny intervals, NE wind.
Glaciers gone after record hot summers
21 10.2 14.5 12.1 6.6 25 151 South Sth West 0.2 1.8 1019.6 1026.5 +6.9
Overcast with morning showers clearing but showers returning in the evening.
Lightning and rain for North Island in Easter weather washout
22 7.0 15.1 11.3 4.7 24 106 South West 0.4 4.4 1026.0 1028.4 +2.4
Light showers clearing about midday. Cloud breaking in the afternoon. Cool southerly wind.
23 7.7 15.9 12.2 4.9 31 112 East Nth East 0 0 1020.3 1028.4 -8.1
Some cloud but mostly sunny with cool Ne wind.
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