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.
- How much Sun, Rain, and Snow
- What to Wear
- Things to Do
- Seasonal Outlook
- Free Tours a pie
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 the low 50s F (10-11 C) at the beginning of the month but are more likely to be in the 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.
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.
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.
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!
Seasonal Outlook - April to June 2024 Boston
There is a 74% chance for normal to above-normal temperatures with near-normal rainfall.
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.
On the few warmer days near the end of the month, you may not even need the sweater during the daylight hours.
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.
It includes free things to do, as well as nighttime, 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.
These passes could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.
- Catch a Red Sox Game
- Walk the Freedom Trail
- Take a Free Walking Tour
- Watch the Boston Marathon
- Enjoy Patriot's Day
- See the Skyline from Above
- Explore Boston's Art and Architecture of the Boston Public Library
- Go on a Whale Watching Adventure
- Visit Harvard University
- 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.