April weather forecast and climate
New Bedford, MA

Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts
Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts

Weather in April

April in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is a cool spring month, with average temperature fluctuating between 41.9°F (5.5°C) and 53.2°F (11.8°C).

Temperature

In New Bedford, the average high-temperature in April rises, from a chilly 43.5°F (6.4°C) in March, to a fresh 53.2°F (11.8°C). The average low-temperature,, is 41.9°F (5.5°C).

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity in New Bedford are March, April and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

Rainfall

In New Bedford, during 13 rainfall days, 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in New Bedford, there are 133.2 rainfall days, and 17.2" (437mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall. April is the last month it regularly snows in New Bedford, Massachusetts. During 0.7 snowfall days, New Bedford aggregates 0.31" (8mm) of snow. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, during the entire year, snow falls for 21.4 days, and aggregates up to 5.87" (149mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In New Bedford, in April, the average water temperature is 43.9°F (6.6°C).
Note: Swimming in 43.9°F (6.6°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In New Bedford, the average length of the day is 13.4h.

Sunshine

In April, the average sunshine is 8.3h.

UV index

In New Bedford, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In April, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What are the least humid months in New Bedford?

Months with the lowest humidity in New Bedford, Massachusetts, are March, April and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in April in New Bedford?

The average relative humidity in April in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 74%.

How much does it rain in New Bedford in April?

In New Bedford, during April, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in New Bedford?

April is the last month it regularly snows in New Bedford. During 0.7 snowfall days, in April, New Bedford aggregates 0.31" (8mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in April in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in April, the average water temperature is 43.9°F (6.6°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

What is the average length of the day in April in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, the average length of the day in April is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in April in New Bedford?

In April, the average sunshine in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 8.3h.

How high is the UV index in April in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in April
New Bedford, MA

Average temperature in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average high temperature in April: 11.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: 5.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.9°C).

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Average pressure in April
New Bedford, MA

Average pressure in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average pressure in April: 1015.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in April
New Bedford, MA

Average wind speed in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average wind speed in April: 17.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (19.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in April
New Bedford, MA

Average humidity in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average humidity in April: 74%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in April
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall in April: 40mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (49mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (27mm).

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Average rainfall days in April
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall days in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall days in April: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.2 days).

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Average snowfall in April
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall in April: 8mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (45mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in April
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall days in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall days in April: 0.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in April
New Bedford, MA

Average sea temperature in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sea temperature in April: 6.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

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Average daylight in April /
Average sunshine in April
New Bedford, MA

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average daylight in April: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in April: 8.3h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in April
New Bedford, MA

Average sunshine days in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sunshine days in April: 14.4 days

Months with the most sunshine days are November and December (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (14.4 days).

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Average UV index in April
New Bedford, MA

Average UV index in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average UV index in April: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in April
New Bedford, MA

Average cloud cover in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average cloud cover in April: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in April
New Bedford, MA

Average visibility in April - New Bedford, MA
  • Average visibility in April: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, August, October and November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, September and December (9km).

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