April Drier and Sunnier than Average

Armagh Observatory reports that April was drier, sunnier, and slightly warmer than average. The total precipitation for the month was 33.6 mm (1.32 inches), that is, about 40% less than average.

The number of hours of sunshine was 167.6, which is about 15% higher than the April average.

The mean monthly temperature was 9.1 degrees Celsius (48.4 degrees Fahrenheit), which is about one degree C higher than average. The maximum temperature was 19.9 degrees C on the 11th, and the lowest air temperature was -1.1 C on the 1st. There were sixteen 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.

Last Revised: 2010 May 4th