April 2018

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April 2018

Post by Anne » Wed May 02, 2018 2:38 pm

April was, predictably, a changeable month. It began badly with Bank Holiday Monday (2nd) having cold SE winds, sleet and a maximum temperature of only 3.7C. Thankfully things got better and the average daily maximum temperature was 13.2C which is close the the April norm. There were only 3 air frosts, the coldest night being on the 5th with -1.8C. There were some pleasantly warm sunny days from the 18th to the 21st with the maximum temperature for the month on the 21st at 22.2C, the warmest April day since 2011.

The total rainfall for April was 60.6mm, which is slightly above the April average. Although 20 days had a measurable amount of rain, only 10 days had more than 2mm. The wettest days were the 4th and 10th with 10mm each. There was thunder on the 22nd following a few warm days but in Scotby there was little display of lightening and only 5.6mm of rain.

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Re: April 2018

Post by David Johnson » Wed May 02, 2018 3:14 pm

Rainfall total 117mm

Wettest days 3rd and 10th
Drier end to month, with 9 dry days overall

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Re: April 2018

Post by Carl M » Fri May 04, 2018 11:09 am


M.MAX: 12.1c (-0.6)
M.MIN: 5.1c (+0.9)
MEAN: 8.6c (+0.1)

H.MAX: 20.4c 21st
L.MAX: 4.1c 2nd
L.MIN: -2.1c 5th
H.MIN: 10.9c 22nd

G.MIN: -8.1c 5th


TOTAL 59.9mm 112%

Most: 10.9mm 3rd

0.2 18 +3
1.0 12 +2
5.0 3 +0
10.0 2 +1

AF 1
GF 9

Thunder 1 21st
Drumburgh 7m AMSL (Solway Estuary)

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Re: April 2018

Post by wmb » Sat May 05, 2018 11:44 am

Mean Min 12.6c +0.0c
Mean Min 5.7c +1.2c
Mean 9.1c +0.6c
Rain 76.0 125%

Max 4.8c on the second was my lowest April maxima recorded here. generally, a rather forgetable month.

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Re: April 2018

Post by Paul C » Mon May 07, 2018 8:05 pm

Average rainfall and slightly above averages temperatures, but the feel of the weather was that spring was a long way off at times. Did have a warm spell, with temperatures nudging 20c for a day.

Mean Max 11.4c (-0.7c)
Nean Min 5.1c (+1.0)
Mean 8.3c (+0.3)

Highes Max 20.1c - 21st
Lowest Max 3.8c - 2nd
Lowest Min -1.2c - 5th
Highest Min 10.6c - 18th
Grass Min -7.8c 5th

Rainfall 48.5mm (99.4%)
Wettest Day 7.4mm 10th

Max Gust 40mph 12th
Mean Wind Speed 8.4mph

AF- 1
GF - 14

Sunshine Total 97.0hrs or 65.5% of normal

Sleet/Snow falling 3
Hail 1
Thunder/Gale 0

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