April 2019

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April 2019

Post by Anne » Thu May 02, 2019 10:19 am

April began cool and wet but gave us an Easter treat and was a mainly dry month. The average maximum temperature for the month was 15C which is the warmest April since 2011. The first half of the month had below average temperatures with daily highs all below 15C. There were four air frosts in April, all during the first two weeks, with the coldest night dropping to -2.6C. Just before Easter weekend the temperatures began to rise and gave us a rare Bank Holiday treat of warm, sunny and dry weather. There were four days with highs above 20C; the maximum for the month on both the 19th and 20th was 24.4C. This was the warmest April temperature since 2011. An unusual feature of April worth noting was the wind direction, which was easterly for almost every day of the month.

The total rainfall for April was 38mm, which is below average but not exceptionally dry. However the rain was concentrated into the first week and the last week leaving a long dry spell from the 5th to the 23rd, certainly noticed by gardeners and growers.

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Re: April 2019

Post by rjd1000 » Sat May 04, 2019 12:34 am

M.max 13.6c

M.min 5.3c

Mean 9.5c (+1.6c)

High 22.0c (22nd)

Low -0.4c (13th)

Rainfall 49.1mm

Wettest Day 16.5mm (27th)

Air Frost 1

Snow falling and lying - 1 day, 3cm

Thunder 1

Wind Speed 6.3mph

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Re: April 2019

Post by Carl M » Sat May 04, 2019 10:45 am

Wet start and end, middle bit dry.

Max mean 13.5c
Min mean 4.5c
Mean 9.0c (+0.5)

Highest max 23.4c 19th
Lowest max 6.6c 3rd
Lowest min -2.1c 14th
Highest min 8.8c 23rd
Lowest GF -6.4c 14th

Rainfall Total 42.7mm 80%

0.2 8
1.0 7

AF 2
GF 11

Thunder 1
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Re: April 2019

Post by wmb » Sun May 05, 2019 9:30 pm

Mean Max 14.7c +2.2c
Mean Min 5.5c + 1.0c
Mean 10.1c +1.6c
Rainfall 51.6 mm 85%

Only 1mm between the 5th and 23rd inclusive and thunder on the 25th, the first for nealrl 2 years.

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Re: April 2019

Post by darrog » Mon May 06, 2019 8:13 pm

Monthly Summary - April 2019
Overall a relatively average month, but with periods of cold, warmth and drought

April showed many of its numerous faces this year, having a period of summer like warmth, coupled with distinctly cooler spells, its usual 'April Showers' and a few wetter days at either end of the month, but with a prolonged period of drought in between.
However, whilst finishing marginally warmer and drier than average, it wasn't a particularly average month.
That warm spell was perfectly timed, falling over the Easter holiday weekend and overall we had more days over 20°c than average, but then the number of frosts were also above average!
As for rainfall, the final total came close to average, but then rain only fell on nine days and a 19 day 'absolute drought' between the 5th – 23rd saw the ground dry out and the river levels running low - the rain in the final week of the month was much needed.
The month began cool and wet up to the 4th, Warcop recording a snow depth of 13cm on the 3rd.
There was then a steady recovery in temperatures and the beginning of the drought, before the 10-14th fell much cooler with a succession of night-time frosts.
There was a steady warming up from the 15th leading into the most glorious warm spell during the 19th – 22nd and as already mentioned, it was perfectly timed and resulted in the warmest Easter on record.
It fell cooler and wetter again from the 24th, before a return to warmer days from the 28th, although with ground frosts at night.
High pressure centred over Norway dominated the weather for a large part of the month, at first bringing the cooler conditions on an NE-ESE'ly and it was even responsible for the warm Easter spell when just a subtle change in position allowed a more southerly airflow. Winds throughout the month were anomalously ESE'ly with our usual SW'ly's virtually absent.
MSLP of 1015.6 Mb was +1.9 Mb above the local average for the month and overall a mean minimum of 2.55°c and a mean maximum of 13.61°c saw the temperature 0.27°c above the ten year average for this site.
It was the coldest since 2017 and of the eleven now recorded, six have been colder and four warmer.
The highest temperature recorded was 22.4°c (19th), the lowest being -4.2°c (13th).
Rainfall of 50.6 mm (Crosby Ravensworth School 49.6 mm - Castlehowe Scar 50.3mm) was 88.3% of average for 2008-18 and made it the driest April since 2017 - of the 12 now recorded six have been wetter and five have been drier.
During the month, the following was recorded: snow fell on one day (3rd), thunder was heard on one day (25th) and there was that 19 day period of drought when no measurable rain was recorded - curiously this is the first time in my records when the first Swallow/House Martin of the season has not been seen in April.
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Re: April 2019

Post by Paul C » Wed May 08, 2019 11:36 am

Brampton April 2019

Mean Max 12.9c (+0.9c)
Mean Min 4.2c (0/0c)
Mean 8.6c (+0.5c)

Highest Max 22.7c - 19th
Lowest Max 5.0c - 3rd
Lowest Min -0.9c- 13th
Highest Min 10.9c - 21st
Grass Min -6.1c - 13th

Rainfall 42.5mm or 87.1mm
Wettest Day 14.9mm 1st
Number of Days 0.2mm>8
Number of Days 1.0mm>6
Number of Days 5.0mm>3

No rain between the 8th and 24th apart from a single trace day

Max Gust 33mph 24th
Mean Wind Speed 6.5mph
Dominant Wind Direction - SE with 14 Days

Sleet/Snow falling 1 Day 1cm depth on the 3rd
Hail 3
Thunder 2
Gale/Fog zero

Sunshine 187.8hrs or 130%
Sunniest Day 21st with 12.5hrs

Pressure High 1032.1mb 19th
Pressure Low 990.9mb 24th

Air frost -2
Grass frost 13

So after a wet 1st and 2nd April, there was very little rain until the end of the month when it turned wet again. April is one of my driest months so doesnt take much to become very wet. However it turned out at 87% of normal. Mean temps were a little higher than normal and sunshine was well above normal

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Re: April 2019

Post by David Johnson » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 am

A dry month with 2 dry spells, 6 th to 15th and 17 th to 27th.
Total for month 65mm

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