Lead
South Dakota, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

April weather forecast and climate
Lead, SD

April is a cool spring month in Lead, South Dakota, with average temperature fluctuating between 52°F (11.1°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°C).

Temperature

In April, the average high-temperature rises, from a chilly 43°F (6.1°C) in March, to a fresh 52°F (11.1°C). In Lead, the average low-temperature is 30.9°F (-0.6°C).

Rainfall

In April, the rain falls for 10 days. Throughout April, 3.6" (90.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Lead, during the entire year, the rain falls for 105 days and collects up to 30.6" (776mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through June, September through December are months with snowfall. Throughout April, 24.8" (629.9mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Lead, South Dakota, 144.9" (3680.4mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Lead is 13.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Lead is 8h.

UV index

In Lead, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In April, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. 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 Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, in April, the average high-temperature is 52°F (11.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 30.9°F (-0.6°C).

How many days does it rain in April in Lead?

In April, in Lead, the rain falls for 10 days. Throughout April, 3.6" (90.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Lead in April?

During April, Lead regularly aggregates up to 24.8" (629.9mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in April in Lead?

In April, the average length of the day in Lead is 13.5h.

How long on average sun shines in April in Lead?

In April, the average sunshine is 8h.

What is the UV index intensity in April in Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in April - Lead, SD
  • Average high temperature in April: 11.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (26.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: -0.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-8.9°C).

Average rainfall in April - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall in April: 90.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (117.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (34mm).

Average rainfall days in April - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall days in April: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and June (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are October and November (6 days).

Average snowfall in April - Lead, SD
  • Average snowfall in April: 629.9mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (650.2mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are July and August (0mm).

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Lead, SD
  • Average daylight in April: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in April: 8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in April - Lead, SD
  • Average UV index in April: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).