What is the Weather like in Boston in April?

This post is an overview of the April weather in Boston, with tips on how to dress and things to do to help make the most of your trip.

 


AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES IN APRIL

April in Boston features spring-like weather as temperatures warm throughout the month but could vary considerably from day to day.

Afternoon high temperatures tend to be in low 50s F (10-11 C) at the beginning of the month but are more likely to be in lower 60s F (16 C) as the month comes to an end.

Pleasant enough temperatures to enjoy one of our many free walking tours.

A few of the warmer days during the latter half of the month can reach up into the mid-70s F (24 C) or more.

 

Boston in April

 

The all-time record high temperature in Boston during April was 94 F (34 C) in 1976.

Early morning low temperatures during April will usually be in the mid-30s F (2-3 C) early in the month with a few of the colder mornings dipping down into upper-20s F (-1 C to -2 C).

The all-time low temperature in Boston during April was 11F (-12 C) set in 1874.

 


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HOW MUCH SUN, RAIN, AND SNOW?

About 15 days this month will have clear or at least partly sunny skies while 8-9 days will record at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) of precipitation.

 

How much rain in April in Boston?

 

DOES IT SNOW IN BOSTON IN APRIL?

Of these, about 1 day, on average during April will also record some measurable snowfall. Snowfalls of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more, however, only occur about once every 3 years.

Heavy snowfalls are rare but can occur. The heaviest snowfall during April in Boston was 22.4 inches (56.9 cm) which fell in 1997!

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN BOSTON IN APRIL?

April is more spring-like than March but can be chilly, especially early in the month.

You should consider at least one medium-weight jacket or coat for the colder evenings and mornings while a sweater or windbreaker will do for most other days. 

 

What to Wear in Boston in April
 
On the few warmer days near the end of the month, you may not even need the sweater during the daylight hours.
 


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WHAT TO DO IN BOSTON IN APRIL?

Below are 10 top things to do in April in Boston, but be sure to read our full post on what to do in Boston in April, which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions.

We also have a post on the best things to do in Boston at any time of year.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Boston’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

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  1. Catch a Red Sox Game
  2. Walk the Freedom Trail
  3. Take a Free Walking Tour
  4. Watch the Boston Marathon
  5. Enjoy Patriot’s Day
  6. See the Skyline from Above
  7. Explore Boston’s Art and Architecture of the Boston Public Library
  8. Go on a Whale Watching Adventure
  9. Visit Harvard University
  10. Head Outdoors to explore the parks of Boston

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in April in our main post.

 


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About the author

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.