Gulf Shores
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

April weather forecast and climate
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
April in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is a moderately hot spring month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 77°F (25°C) and an average low of 55°F (12.8°C).

Temperature

In April, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an agreeable 70°F (21.1°C) in March, to a moderately hot 77°F (25°C). In Gulf Shores, the average low-temperature is 55°F (12.8°C).

Rainfall

In Gulf Shores, during 6 rainfall days, 4.5" (115.1mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Gulf Shores, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114 days and collects up to 67.7" (1719.8mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In April, the average ocean temperature is 70.9°F (21.6°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 70.9°F (21.6°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In April, the average length of the day is 12.9h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine are April through June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

In April, the average daily maximum UV index is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In April, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Prolonged stay under the direct sun should be avoided as much as possible, especially if a person burns easily. Sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should always be used. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in April in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, in April, the average high-temperature is 77°F (25°C), and the average low-temperature is 55°F (12.8°C).

How many days does it rain in April in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, in April, during 6 rainfall days, 4.5" (115.1mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in April in Gulf Shores?

In April, the average ocean temperature in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 70.9°F (21.6°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 70.9°F (21.6°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the average length of the day in April in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average length of the day in April is 12.9h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Gulf Shores?

Months with the most sunshine are April through June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Gulf Shores have in April?

The average sunshine in April in Gulf Shores is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in April in Gulf Shores?

The average daily maximum UV index in April in Gulf Shores is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in April - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in April: 77°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in April: 55°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40°F).

Average rainfall in April - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in April: 4.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.6").

Average rainfall days in April - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in April: 6 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (5 days).

Average sea temperature in April - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in April: 70.8°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in April: 12.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in April: 9h

Months with most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in April - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in April: 9

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).