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 for 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 light-weight 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 the rainy days and don’t 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.
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.
For even more great ideas, check our full post covering things to do in Nashville in April.