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April - Winters last bite and finally Spring will arrive!



April Forecast 2008

Well quite an AVERAGE March, I predict a slight above average one, but still a reasonably predicted month. April then, and the charts showing the possibility of something colder in the not so distant future?

First Week;

The first day of April looks set to have some rain, especially in the north, becoming heavy at times! This is associated with a low-pressure system crossing the north of the country. High pressure will then climb up from the south leaving a relatively unsettled remainder of the working week. Something of note however for the end of the week as low pressure sits to our north east feeding in some colder northerly winds. This could certainly bring the risk of snow to some northern areas later in the week, but always with snow, it is very hard to predict and Is still a long way off so external factors, such as sea effect etc, aren’t accounted for not to mention the precipitation levels, and confidence remains low on this events however, as always, I will monitor the situation.

Second Week;

After a relatively cold or cool first week the weather should really begin to warm up here, but I feel it may remain “cool” and remaining unsettled I feel. Low pressure never too far away and lots of unsettled and cool days as low pressure runs unusually far south of the country pushing in Easterly (still relatively cool) or Southerly Winds (not from a warm source).

Last 2 Weeks;

I feel High pressure may re-assert itself in this last half, extending northwards over the country feeding in some moist dry continental air, but always the risk of low pressure nudging it south at times giving some unsettled periods.

Overall I will punt for a CET of 8.2 in consideration of the cooler first half.

Many Thanks



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