Weather in California, United States in April

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Visiting California, United States in April

April has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68.9% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. April has total rainfall of 2.9cm (1.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). April is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting California in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in California in April?

No, April is not a good time for sunbathing in California.

April has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68.9% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. April has total rainfall of 2.9cm (1.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in California in April?

No, April is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is April a good time to holiday in California?

Yes, April is a good time for a holiday in California.

April has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68.9% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. April has total rainfall of 2.9cm (1.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). April is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the April temperatures and sunshine.

Is California warm in April?

Yes, California is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in April.

The average maximum temperature in California in April is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in April is 14°C (58°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

More info about the April temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is California in April?

The average day light hours per day in California in April are 13.1. The sunshine percentage is 68.9% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in California in April

The average maximum temperature in California in April is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in April is 14°C (58°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in April is 10°C (50°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in California in April

During April the average day light hours are 13.1 per day in California. The sunshine percentage is 68.9% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in California in April is typically 8.9 during April. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in California in April

The average sea water temperature in California in April is 14.9°C (58.8°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in California in April

The average total rainfall in California in April is 2.9cm (1.1inches) and on average there are 5.9 rainy days in April making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in California in April

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in California in April is 10°C (51°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in California in April is typically 87.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.2% in the previous month and 86.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in California in April is typically 69.9%. The average relative humidity is 71.9% in the previous month and 70.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in California in April

The average maximum wind speed in California in April is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in April is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in California in April is from the West.

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