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The Weather in Nashville in April

Updated: March 15, 2023

This post is about the weather and what to wear in Nashville in April.

April in Nashville features mostly comfortable Spring afternoons with cool nights.


Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 68-70 F (20-21 C) early in April but will warm to 75-76 (24 C) near the end of this month. 

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month, can reach up to near 84-85 F (24 C). 

The record high temperature for Nashville during April is 91 F (32.8 C).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be near 46-47 F (about 8 C) early in the month, warming to 52-53 F (11-12 C) by the end of this month. 

A few of the cooler mornings, especially early in April, can dip down near 32-34 F (0 to 1 C).

The record low temperature in Nashville during April is 23 F ( -5 C).  

Rain or Shine

On average about 16-17 days in April will have sunny, or at least partly sunny skies and with comfortable afternoon temperatures this is a perfect time to explore Nashville. 

About 11 days, on average, record at least 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) of rain, however, only 3 of these days will see rain totals of 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) or more. 

The risk of snow during April is very low. 


The hours of daylight increase rapidly this month from about 12.6 hours on the first to just over 13.6 hours by the 30th. 


Wind speeds tend to be light, averaging mostly 4-12 mph (6-19 kph) but occasionally can be moderate at 13-18 mph (20-28 kph) with higher gusts.

What to Wear in Nashville During April? 

Spring is in full bloom this month, so spring attire makes the most sense. 

A lightweight jacket will come in handy for the cooler nights and mornings with a wind-breaker or sweater for the cooler afternoons.

In addition, some jeans, perhaps a pair of cowboy boots, and long pants are suggested. 

A raincoat or umbrella is a plus for rainy days, and do not forget a good pair of walking shoes for your visit as the downtown district is hilly, so comfortable footwear is a must. 

Things to Do in Nashville During April

Since the weather should be pretty nice this month, April is an excellent time to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour in Nashville.

There are usually also a lot of great concerts to attend this month, and sometimes you'll even have an opportunity to see a famous stand-up comedian performing.

You can also visit Nashville Zoo with your kids which is an amazing option to spend you day in warmer months.

Alternatively, you might want to consider going to one of the many festivals that are typically held in Nashville during the month of April.

If you're a fan of craft brews, the East Nashville Beer Festival will no doubt be a fun activity.

If you're a baseball fan, both the Nashville Sounds MiLB team and the Vanderbilt Commodores NCAA team will be playing this month.

For even more great ideas, check our full post covering things to do in Nashville in April.

Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

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.
Updated: March 15th, 2023
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