April weather forecast
Des Moines, IA

City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa

Weather in April

April in Des Moines, Iowa, is a mild spring month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 42.4°F (5.8°C) and an average high of 59.7°F (15.4°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, the average high-temperature in April rises from a chilly 47.5°F (8.6°C) in March to a moderate 59.7°F (15.4°C). In Des Moines, the average low-temperature is 42.4°F (5.8°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in April in Des Moines is 73%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, it is raining for 13.4 days, with typically 1.46" (37mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, there are 114.4 rainfall days, and 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Des Moines are January through May, October through December. In April, it is snowing for 1.1 days. Throughout April, 0.35" (9mm) of snow is accumulated. In Des Moines, during the entire year, snow falls for 30.9 days and aggregates up to 7.36" (187mm) of snow.

Daylight

In April, the average length of the day in Des Moines is 13h and 22min.
On the first day of April in Des Moines, sunrise is at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:39 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:12 am and sunset at 8:11 pm CDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in April in Des Moines is 8h.

UV index

In Des Moines, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in April interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in April in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, Iowa, in April, the average high-temperature is 59.7°F (15.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 42.4°F (5.8°C).

What is the average humidity in April in Des Moines?

In April, the average relative humidity is 73%.

How many days does it rain in April in Des Moines?

In April, the rain falls for 13.4 days. Throughout April, 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Des Moines in April?

In Des Moines, in April, during 1.1 snowfall days, 0.35" (9mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Des Moines have in April?

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average day length in April is 13h and 22min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in April in Des Moines?

On the first day of April in Des Moines, Iowa, sunrise is at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:39 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:12 am and sunset at 8:11 pm CDT.

How long on average sun shines in April in Des Moines?

The average sunshine duration in April is 8h.

What is the UV index intensity in April in Des Moines?

The average daily maximum UV index in April is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in April
Des Moines, IA

Average temperature in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in April: 59.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in April: 42.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (15.1°F).

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Average pressure in April
Des Moines, IA

Average pressure in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average pressure in April: 29.92"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in April
Des Moines, IA

Average wind speed in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average wind speed in April: 10.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February, March and April (10.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7mph).

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Average humidity in April
Des Moines, IA

Average humidity in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in April: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in April
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in April: 1.46"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.76").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in April
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall days in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in April: 13.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

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Average snowfall in April
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in April: 0.35"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.24").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in April
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall days in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in April: 1.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in April /
Average sunshine in April
Des Moines, IA

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in April: 13h and 22min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 8min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in April: 8h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in April
Des Moines, IA

Average sunshine days in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average sunshine days in April: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in April
Des Moines, IA

Average UV index in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in April: 4

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in April
Des Moines, IA

Average cloud cover in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average cloud cover in April: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 54).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and September (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in April
Des Moines, IA

Average visibility in April - Des Moines, IA
  • Average visibility in April: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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