April Drier, Sunnier and Milder

Armagh Observatory reports that April was much drier, sunnier and milder than average. The total precipitation for the month was 19.5 mm (0.77 inches), that is, about one-third of the average.

The number of hours of sunshine was 194.0, which is about one-third more than the April average.

The mean monthly temperature was 11.7 degrees Celsius (53.1 degrees Fahrenheit), which is about 3.7 degrees C higher than average. The maximum temperature was 21.6 degrees C on the 22nd, and the lowest air temperature was 1.9 C on the 18th. There were eight nights with grass frost and no nights 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: 2011 May 3rd