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April Drier and Sunnier Than Average

Armagh Observatory reports that April was drier and sunnier than average. The total precipitation for the month was 20.0 mm (0.79 inches), that is, just over one-third of the monthly average. The wettest day of the month was the 11th when 3.80 mm fell.

The number of hours of sunshine was 187.1, that is, around 30% higher than the monthly average.

The mean monthly temperature was 8.4 degrees Celsius (48.0 degrees Fahrenheit), which is slightly above average for April. The maximum temperature was 17.2 degrees C on the 3rd, and the lowest air temperature was -1.4 C on 7th. There were fifteen nights with grass frost and four with air frost.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; jmfat signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk. Page


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