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Castlebay Isle Of Barra April

Average temperature 9.5c

Highest temperature 15.8c

Lowest temperature 2.3c

Highest Pressure 1011mb

Lowest Pressure 980mb

Lowest wind chill 3.6c

Highest Humidity 78%

Lowest Humidity 49%

Highest Dewpoint 11.7c

Lowest Dewpoint 3.0c

Rainfall 50.3mm

Highest wind gust 41.6mph

Highest rain in 1 hour 19.2mm

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  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion
  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion

    April Summary for Evesham

    Max: 20.5c (26th )

    Lowest Max: 8.1c (6th )

    Ave Max: 13.7c

    Min: -1.9c (8th )

    Highest Min: 11c (27th )

    Ave Min: 4.0c

    Ave Temp: 8.9c

    Total Rainfall: 72.3mm

    Highest daily total: 14.6mm (24th )

    Days >= 1mm: 16

    Highest Pressure: 1030mb (3rd )

    Lowest Pressure: 989mb (29th / 30th )

    Days of Air Frost: 5

    Days of Hail: 4

    Days of Sleet: 1

    Days of snow pellets/soft hail: 1

    Days of Snow: 1

    Days of >=50% snow cover: 1

    Days of Thunderstorms: 0

    Other days thunder heard: 3


    A very eventful month.

    Snowfall on the 6th produced 5.5cm of snow cover. Wintry precipitation including hail fell on another 6 days during the month. Although there were no thunderstorms, thunder was heard on 3 occasions, albeit that on 2 of those it was fairly distant. With 5 air frosts it was a frostier month than either January (0) or March (4). Taking measurements to 18z daily, there were only 8 days on which no precipitation at all was recorded, making it an unusually wet month; actual rainfall total being 155% of average for the area and also being in stark contrast to April 2007. Average temp was 0.9c below any previously recorded (since 2003) and 3.6c below that of 2007.

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  • Location: Rotherham , South Yorkshire 137m a.s.l
  • Location: Rotherham , South Yorkshire 137m a.s.l

    Rotherham , S.Yorks ( 4 miles East 137m asl )

    Max Temp = 20.1°c ... sat 26th

    Min Temp = -2.2°c ..... sun 6th

    Average night time temp = 3.8°c

    Average day time temp = 11.8°c

    Mean Temp = 7.8°c

    Days with rain = 22

    Days with snow = 3

    Days with ground frost = 7

    Days with air frost = 2

    Days with thunder = 1

    Days with fog = 1

    Highest pressure = 1030.2 ....mon 3rd

    Lowest pressure = 987.3.....wed 30th

    Rainfall total 56.6mm

    13.5mm not added to total as it was due to 1.5inch of wet snowfall and i dont know how to work out how much rainfall is in wet snow .

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  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent

    In contrast to 2007, April lived up to its usual reputation for unpredictable weather. Although temperatures, rainfall and sunshine were near average at the end of the month, that hides some notable day-to-day variations. A high temp of 19.2 °C on the 4th was followed by a max of only 3.5 °C two days later. The heaviest and most prolonged snowfall of the November to April 2007/2008 period happened on the 6th which was also the coldest April day I have recorded here. There were plenty of downpours, also with hail and thunder, as well as fog.

    ----- APRIL 2008 IN A NUTSHELL -----

    Mean Daily Temperature 8.7 ºC ( 0.1C BELOW average )*

    Average max: 13.5 ºC ( 0.3C BELOW average )*

    Average min: 4.8 ºC ( 0.4C BELOW average )*

    Highest max: 19.8 ºC ( 26th )

    Lowest min: -2.1 ºC ( 8th )

    Warmest Daytime 12h Mean 17.9 ºC ( 26th )

    Coldest Daytime 12h Mean 0.7 ºC ( 6th )

    Coldest Nighttime 12h Mean -0.2 ºC ( 7th/8th )

    Warmest Nighttime 12h Mean 12.5 ºC ( 26th/27th )

    No.of Airfrosts: 3 days

    Total Rainfall: 68 mm ( 128% of average )*

    Total Rain Days (>=0.2mm): 18 days ( 5 ABOVE average )*

    incl Wet Days (=> 1.0mm) 12 days ( 2 ABOVE average )*

    Wettest Day: 12.4 mm ( 29th )

    Wind Speed high gust: 22 mph ( 11th & 12th )

    Wind Speed Average 2.0 mph

    Dominant Wind Direction: SSW ( 32% )

    Mean Daily Pressure: 1009.5 hPa

    Highest Pressure: 1030.2 hPa ( 3rd )

    Lowest Pressure: 984.5 hPa ( 30th )

    Estimated Sunshine Hours **: 140 Hours ( BELOW average )*

    ** calculated from limited solar sensor exposure of 123.5 hours

    * average at this site 1984 - 2007

    Full daily and monthly stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2008/2008-04.htm

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    all the stats available here


    if you have Excel

    a brief summary

    mean temp=8.6C

    Aveg max=13.0C

    avge min=4.3C

    23 days with rain, 21 with o.2mm or more; 14 with 1.0 or more; the wettest 27th with 18.0mm, see account of storm below


    3 days with snow and 2 days with small hail

    Only just above average with some cold spells; wetter than normal; two very heavy storms on 27th

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    BRISTOL, North Somerset

    A typical showery April though colder than average, especially in the first half.

    The month started on a settled note with sunshine to be had on all first five days. It was very warm with 14.5C on the 2nd and 19.1C on the 3rd with clear skies all day.

    A sudden change brought northerly winds and wintry showers overnight 5th/6th. 5cm lay on the Mendip hills on the morning of the 6th though nothing below that. There were wintry showers throughout the day, a mix of hail and snow. The 7th and 8th continued this trend with a mix of rain, hail and snow showers, the 8th seeing more sun and the 7th more showers. It was a very frosty start on the 8th with -2.2C recorded overnight.

    By the 9th, slightly milder air began arriving. It was a more settled day with showers staying confined to elsewhere allowing sunny intervals. A bright start on the 10th was followed by a long line of slow moving thundery downpours which made themselves known in the afternoon. Showers continued intermittently on the 11th and 13th though the 12th escaped the showers allowing for some pleasant spring sunshine. The 14th saw a repetition of the showers developing, locally torrential with thunder reported.

    After a frosty start with a minimum of -1C on the 15th, the following few days were largely dry and quite sunny with fair weather cumulus variable during the day. The 18th however saw more cloud arrive from the east resulting in a maximum of only 9.3C.

    It became slightly more unsettled over the weekend with outbreaks of rain. After a cold start, temperature gradually improved from 10.2C on the 19th to 14.1C on the 20th. The 21st stayed mainly dry but a slow clearance of cloud prevented what was a forecasted high of 17C.

    The 18th was warm and sunny after some early mist with a beautiful high of 18.2C.

    Overnight rain cleared early on the 23rd allowing for sunny skies to dominate the rest of the day. It was another warm day with a high of 17.3C. Thundery showers followed on overnight and into the early hours of the 24th with locally intense downpours. These once again cleared allowing a fresher but bright day nonetheless with showers again confined to the southeast Bristol.

    It became more settled through the 25th, albeit rather cloudy and disappointing at first. The 26th was the best day with unbroken warm sunshine all day and a high of 20.2C, the highest of the month. Again, the 27th followed suit for much of the morning an early afternoon before torrential downpours arrived later in the day resulting in localised flooding and thunder was reported at a distance towards Bristol.

    The month ended on an unsettled, showery note with very heavy hail showers around throughout the 28th, but the worst again staying to the southeast of Bristol. Early showers cleared on the 29th only to be followed by a band of very heavy rain in the afternoon, again resulting in some localised flooding. After clearance, a few showers followed but the 30th was mainly dry, bar a few showers later in the evening.


    Lowest Night Minimum: -2.2C (Tuesday 8th)

    Highest Night Minimum: 11.0C (Sunday 27th)

    Lowest Day Maximum: 8.0C (Sunday 6th)

    Highest Day Maximum: 20.2C (Saturday 26th)

    Wettest Day: 15.2mm (Tuesday 29th)

    Wet Days: 16

    Hail Days: 7 (7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 27th, 28th)

    Snow Days: 2 (6th, 7th)

    Thunder Days: 1 (14th)

    Frost Days: 3 (8th, 15th, 16th)

    Average Daytime Temp: 13.4C

    Average Nighttime Temp: 5.6C

    Average Temperature: 9.5C (4.2C less than 2007)

    Total Monthly Rainfall: 92.5mm

    Mike Prys-Roberts

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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    April 2008: Fairly average temperature and rainfall

    Mean temp: 7.8c.

    Mean Max: 12.9c.

    Mean Min: 3.6c.

    High Max: 19.1c 22nd

    Low Max: 6.2c 6th

    High Min: 9.8c 27th

    Low Min: -3.8c 8th

    Total rainfall: 73.7mm.

    Wettest day: 10.6mm 29th

    Days over 0.2mm: 22

    Days over 1mm: 16

    Days over 10mm: 1

    Mean pressure: 1011 mbar

    High pressure: 1033 mbar 3rd

    Low pressure: 987 mbar 30th.

    Mean RH: 78%

    High RH: 92%

    Low RH: 49%

    Days with:

    Thunder: 0

    Hail: 9

    Snow/ sleet: 2

    Snow lying 0900: 2

    Fog: 1

    Gale: 0

    Air frost: 6

    Ground frost: 13

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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

    Stanton Station: South Derbyshire (nr. Burton upon Trent.)

    April 2008 Report.

    The first few days of April were fairly mild and dry with a south westerly air stream . A change took place on the 5th as the wind switched northerly bringing much colder conditions with snow and frost, the early hours of the 6th saw a particularly heavy fall of snow for this area for early spring, giving a good covering of 5cm of powder snow, which lasted in the shade well in to the afternoon.

    The chilly spell turned out to be quite a lengthy one here, with 11consecutive nights of ground frost from the 6th to the 16th, with some of those frosts being quite sharp. Fog, hail and snow showers were also noted.

    The period from the 17th to the 20th saw a period of cool NE winds, although due to persistent cloud cover, no frost was recorded during overnight periods.

    On the 21st we gradually lost the cool NE winds and 15c was reached, the highest temperature since November 2nd (16.4c) so a change to much warmer and brighter conditions began as pressure began to rise to the south of the UK. Here the temperature reached 17.6c on the 22nd and 19.2c on the 27th, but was followed by heavy rain and thunder that evening, heralding a change to average temperatures, unsettled, showery conditions which continued to the end of the month.


    A very mixed, but very interesting month for the weather observer, with sleet, snowfall, hail, thunder, fog and frost, but also some bright sunny warm days here. Temperature wise the month came in about average with the mean being 8.0c.

    Stats for April 2008

    Mean maximum temperature = 12.4c

    Mean minimum temperature = 3.5c

    Mean temperature = 8.0c -0.1c below the 1971-2000 CET average.

    Warmest day on the 27th = 19.2c

    Coldest day on the 6th = 6.7c

    Warmest night on the 27th = 10.5c

    Coldest night on the 15th = -2.8c

    Minimum Grass Temperature on the 15th = -6.0 c

    Ground Frosts = 12

    Air frost = 6

    Fog Observed = 1 on the 16th.

    Days of Rain, with 1mm or more = 14

    Wettest Day 29th = 12mm

    Maximum wind gust on the 1st = 41mph SSW

    Days of snow = 2 on the 21st & 22nd.

    Days of lying snow = 1 on the 21st, 5.0cm

    Thunder heard / Thunderstorms = 2 on the 27th & 28th.

    Rainfall total = 49.3mm

    Rainfall total to date for 2008 = 212.3mm


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  • Location: Lancaster and East Devon
  • Location: Lancaster and East Devon

    Some stats from my Davis VP2 weather station:

    Highest Max: 18.2C (3rd april)

    Lowest Max: 7.2C (6th april)

    Highest Min: 8.6C (1st april)

    Lowest Min: -4.4C (8th april)

    Highest daily mean: 12.3C (26th april)

    Lowest daily mean: 2.5C (6th april)

    Monthly mean: 8.0C

    Mean max: 12.8C

    Mean min: 3.0C

    daily mins <0C: 9 (midnight to midnight)

    Rainfall: 66.8mm

    Max daily rain: 18.0mm (29th april)

    Max wind gust: just 34mph (1st april)

    Avg wind speed: 4.4mph

    April was a quite cool munth for here with the mean temp slightly below average and precipitation was slightly above average. also notable that the highest temps were in the first 3 days of the month. There was also quite a lot of days with convective showers around in the afternoon which is pretty normal for april. Some snow fell on the 6th but didnt settle very well here at only 26m asl. but there was a temporary covering on the hills around here.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    April 2008 Weather Report for Cleadon, Tyne & Wear

    Mean Max 11.3

    Mean Min 4.2

    Mean Temp 7.8

    Highest max 17.2 (3rd)

    Lowest max 5.1 (6th)

    Highest min 11.6 (26th)

    Lowest min -2.0 (15th)

    Air frosts: 4

    Precipitation: 57mm

    thunder - 2

    sleet/snow - 3

    snow lying at 0900 - 1

    fog - 0

    hail - 7

    A very varied, eventful month. It began warm, but a notable northerly plunge brought the most significant snow event of the season, with 5cm of wet snow early on the 7th- the deepest in April since I started taking records, and the deepest on any day since 4 March 2006. The maximum of 5.1C on the 6th, and the minimum of -2.0C on the 15th, were both the lowest in April since 1999. The 6th (mean temp 1.6C) was the coldest April day since my records began, just beating 14 April 1999.

    The month's hail frequency, at 7 days, was second only to March 1995 in the entire record.

    Although sunshine and showers dominated the first half, the second half was generally cloudy with gloomy easterlies until after the 20th, and then warm but mainly cloudy weather towards the end of the month. Thunder was heard on two days but only distantly (nothing on the scale of what I got here in Norwich).

    Statistically, it was the coolest April since 2001 and the wettest since 2005. Sunshine wise it was probably the dullest since 2004, with the relatively sunny first half easily wiped out by the dull second half.

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  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire
  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire

    Hull, East Yorkshire.

    April 2008

    Warmest Max: 18.5°C (on 27/04/08)

    Coldest Max: 7.1°C (on 07/04/08)

    Warmest Min: 11.2°C (on 27/04/08)

    Coldest Min: -0.8°C (on 06/04/08)

    Average Max: 11.6°C (-0.3°C Below 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 5.2°C (+0.8°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 8.4°C (+0.2°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 79.3mm (187% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 30th (16.0mm)

    Air Frosts: 1

    Days with Snow: 2

    Snow lying at 0900: 1 days

    Dry Days: 7

    Wet Days: 23

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 19

    Thunderstorms: 1

    Year 2008 So Far (Jan - Apr)

    Warmest Max: 18.5°C (on 27/04/08)

    Coldest Max: 1.3°C (on 19/02/08)

    Warmest Min: 11.2°C (on 27/04/08)

    Coldest Min: -3.6°C (on 18/02/08)

    Average Max: 9.5°C (+0.5°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 4.0°C (+1.3°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 6.7°C (+0.8°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 371.3mm (210% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 21st (37.0mm)

    Air Frosts: 11

    Days with Snow: 9

    Snow lying at 0900: 3 days

    Dry Days: 33

    Wet Days: 88

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 60

    Thunderstorms: 3

    Overall, a close to average month but very wet. The average temperature of the month was 8.4°C, making it the coolest April since 2001. The month consisted of many showery days and had the first lying snow at 0900 in April since 2005.

    The first 4 days started warm, reasonably sunny and dry. It then changed abruptly from the 5th as a cold northerly airflow brought low temperatures and heavy snow showers. The 6th saw a minima of -0.8C, the lowest April reading since 2003. The evening of the same day then saw heavy frontal snow. The cold weather continued for the next fortnight, though it was much duller later on in an easterly airflow. The period 1st-20th averaged just 7.2°C.

    The last 10 days then turned much milder, with sunshine and heavy, even thundery showers. The warmest day was the 27th, when after a minima of 11.2°C, it reached 18.5°C - the highest figure for the month. Once again rainfall was more than 150% of average, the 3rd such month so far in 2008.

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  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

    Monthly Weather Data Report for Garioch Weather Station, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – April 2008

    Over the month, wetter than average, otherwise a fairly normal mixed April picture.

    Mean Temperature 6.3°C, 0.1 less than the 6.4 average.

    Minimum Temperature -1.4°C, on the 10th.

    Mean Minimum Temperature 2.8°C, as average.

    Maximum Temperature 18.4°C, on the 3rd.

    Mean Maximum Temperature 10.2°C, 0.2 higher than the 10.0 average.

    Maximum Daily High Wind Speed 29.0mph, on the 6th.

    Total Rainfall 78.0mm, 24.5 higher than the 53.5 average (145.8%)

    Average Sunshine Hours 5.3hrs per day, 0.3 higher than the 5.0 average (106.0%).

    For more information click here.

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