Barrow
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

April weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

April is a frigid cold spring month in Barrow, Alaska, with average temperature fluctuating between -4.9°F (-20.5°C) and 8.4°F (-13.1°C).

Temperature

In Barrow, the average high-temperature in April soars, from a life-threatening cold -6°F (-21.1°C) in March, to a frigid cold 8.4°F (-13.1°C). In Barrow, in April, the average low-temperature is -4.9°F (-20.5°C).

Rainfall

In April, in Barrow, the rain falls for 5 days. Throughout April, 0.1" (3.8mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Barrow, during the entire year, the rain falls for 91 days and collects up to 4.5" (113.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall in Barrow.

Ocean temperature

January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Barrow. For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In April, the average length of the day in Barrow is 16.8h.

Sunshine

In April, the average sunshine in Barrow, Alaska, is 9h.

UV index

In April, the average daily maximum UV index in Barrow is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 1 transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in April in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, in April, the average high-temperature is 8.4°F (-13.1°C), and the average low-temperature is -4.9°F (-20.5°C).

How much does it rain in Barrow in April?

In Barrow, in April, it is raining for 5 days, with typically 0.1" (3.8mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Barrow in April?

In Barrow, in April, 3.1" (78.7mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What are the months with the coldest ocean in Barrow?

January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Barrow, Alaska. For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How cold is the water in April in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in April is 28.4°F (-2°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Barrow have in April?

The average length of the day in April in Barrow is 16.8h.

How long on average sun shines in April in Barrow?

In Barrow, the average sunshine in April is 9h.

What is the UV index reading in April in Barrow?

The average daily maximum UV index in April in Barrow is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in April: 8.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (46.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-8°F).

  • Average low temperature in April: -4.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (34.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-20.4°F).

Average rainfall in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in April: 0.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.1").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0.1").

Average rainfall days in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in April: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (5 days).

Average snowfall in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in April: 3.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (8.8").
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0.2").

Average sea temperature in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in April: 28°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in April: 16.8h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in April: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in April - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in April: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).