APRIL 2016 - COOLER AND DRIER THAN AVERAGE.
WEATHER: A month with changeable conditions: frequent showers and variable temperatures. Briefly more settled in the middle of the month.
TEMPERATURE: Mean 1.05 °C below average. The beginning and middle of the month saw temperatures close to average, but the last 9 days of April were rather cool. There were two air frosts during month and many cold nights at the month's end
RAINFALL: 40.6 mm, 81% of site average. The first half of April was rather wet although much of the rain came in the form of short downpours. There was a 6 day dry spell in mid-month follwed by a return to showery conditions. There were 4 days with thunder and two with hail ( the second of which gave a snow-like ground covering).
SUNSHINE: 141.4 hours, below average. There were many days with long sunny spells and cloudy days were spread over the month with no really dull spells of weather apart from the 15th & 16th. There was only 1 day without any sunshine.
Full monthly stats for April 2016.