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  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl
  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl

    Very mild month nearest met site ( 8 miles away 2.1C above average)

    Mean temp 7.1C

    Mean max 11.1C

    Mean min 3.1C

    Highest max 16.7C

    Lowest min 0.0C

    Lack of any notable weather events, expect for mild temps and lack of frosts.


    Teesdale,Co Durham

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    Castlebay Isle Of Barra April 2009

    Highest Temperature 16.5°C

    Lowest Temperature 1.8°C

    Total Rainfall 56mm

    Highest Humidity 93%

    Lowest Humidity 46%

    Highest Average Wind Speed 33mph

    Average Wind Speed 15mph

    Highest Gust 55mph

    Highest Pressure 1028mb

    Lowest Pressure 988mb

    Lowest Wind Chill -6°C

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

    April data

    Mean temperature=10.7C(8.3)

    Avge maximum=16.0(12.6)

    Avge minimum=5.5C(3.9)

    Highest daytime=20.9C on 21st and lowest=9.4C on 2nd

    Lowest overnight=1.1C on 20th and highest=9.8C on 10th

    Rainfall was 18.4mm(add 25-30% for a realistic figure)

    9 days with 0.2mm or more and 5 with 1.0mm or more

    3 days with fog at 09 clock time;no air or ground frost recorded and no thunder

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  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.
  • Weather Preferences: Love Weather, Hate the Spin and Lies to do with our Planets Climate.
  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.

    April did not live up to its usual title....just done the calculations for the Vale Of Evesham Weather Station [VOEWS] and the the most obvious fact to come out of this month was its benign weather and once again above average temperature both day and night....

    Average day temp....12.5c recorded 15.6c

    Average night temp.....4.4c recorded 5.6c

    17 dry days and 13 wet days where the recorded rainfall came to the average monthly figure of 51.9mms.

    Highest wind gust...30 mph southerly on April 8th

    Highest barometer reading....1026mbs

    Lowest barometer reading....1003.1mbs

    Lowest temperature...minus 1.1c

    Highest temperature....19.1c <_<

    Overall, an "uninteresting" month weatherwise ,but some impressive above average temperatures!! :doh::)

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  • Location: Highland Scotland
  • Location: Highland Scotland

    Just posted a bit on this in the winter review thread, guess it would have been more appropriate here. From the Winterhighland AWS at 2500ft on CairnGorm Mountain:

    Average April Temperature: 5.3c

    Max Temperature: 14.5c

    Low temperature: -2.7c

    Only 3 air frosts recorded, one of those just scraping below 0c for a couple of hours with a low of -0.6c. No Ice Days or indeed days where the average was below freezing, compared to 18 days with an average below 0c last April.

    This April was 3.5c warmer than last April and of course Easter was late this year! :o

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    This April was the second warmest of the six I've kept records, bettered only by 2007, while it was the second driest, also behind 2007. The mean temperature came out at 1.1c above what is now a six year mean and April is showing a trend to be a dry month in West Wiltshire.

    Average max = 15.89c (highest = 20.4c on 20 April)

    Average min = 5.82c (lowest = 0.6c on 5 April)

    Mean = 10.85c

    Dry days = 20

    Rain days = 10

    Rainfall = 31.5mm

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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)



    Very mild, fairly dry and quite sunny

    April 2009 was only really notable for its constant mildness and an almost total lack of cold weather. This was especially true of maxima- there were no really cool days at all, with the lowest being a mere 11.9c! Conversely, although it was ‘warm’ at times, there was no early taste of Summer yet- the months highest reading being only 18.2c.

    The month also consisted of alternating mostly dry and unsettled spells. The longest dry spell was just 6 days from the 18th to 23rd, while the final week was the most unsettled and wet, having almost half of the rather meagre 67mm total. Slight frosts occurred at times during the clearer spells.

    Overall another boring month for us weather nuts….no snow, thunder, hail, gales and no hard frosts; also nothing really warm or cold, nor especially wet or dry!


    Total rainfall: 67mm

    Wettest day: 15.9mm 26th

    Rain days >0.2mm: 16

    Wet days >1.0mm: 14

    Days of heavy rain >10mm: 1

    Mean temperature: 9.4c

    Mean Max: 14.9c

    Mean Min: 3.9c

    High max: 18.2c 24th

    Low Max: 11.9c 27th

    High min: 11.0c 16th

    Low min: -2.3c 13th

    Air frost: 9

    Ground frost: 10

    Mean RH: 80%

    High RH: 96% 3rd

    Low RH: 49% 20th

    Predominant wind direction: SSE

    Mean wind speed: 1.3mph

    Mean pressure: 1012mbar

    Max pressure: 1029mbar 21st

    Min pressure: 992mbar 27th

    Days with:

    Hail: 0

    Sleet or snow: 0

    Snow lying 0900: 0

    Gale: 0

    Thunder: 0

    Fog: 2

    Fog at 0900: 1

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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

    April 2009 Report.

    Well above average temperature wise, though not quite as warm as April 2007. Only 1 slight air frost was recorded, but that was 1 more than in April 2007.

    Dry for the most part with just 17mm of rain recorded up to the 24th, but there was quite a wet period from the 25th to the 28th, the wettest day was on the 27th with 17mm.

    Stats for April 2009

    Mean maximum temperature = 15.2c

    Mean minimum temperature = 5.5c

    Mean temperature = 10.3c +2.6c

    Highest maximum on the 20th = 19.5c

    Lowest Maximum on the 27th = 9.7c

    Highest minimum on the 10th = 9.7c

    Lowest minimum on the 5th = -0.9c

    Minimum Grass Temperature on the 5th = -3.4 c

    Ground Frosts = 7

    Air frost = 1

    Fog Observed = 1 on the 3rd.

    Days of Rain, with 1mm or more = 8

    Wettest Day 27th = 17.1mm

    Days of snow falling = 0.

    Days of lying snow at 09:00 GMT = 0

    Thunder heard / Thunderstorms = 1 on the 15th

    Rainfall total = 45.4mm

    Rainfall total to date for 2009 = 163.5mm

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

    Average max= 13.6c down by 0.1c

    Average Min= 5.3c up by 1.6c

    wind direction= SSE= 14%

    ........................North East= 12.7%

    ........................South= 11.5%

    .......................South East= 11.10%

    As you can see wind flow for April has mainly been from a South South East position , followed closely by a North Easterly

    Rainfall for month 32.6mm



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

    Monthly Weather Report for Garioch Weather Station, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – April 2009

    A very dry and much warmer April than usual. The 3rd week saw a prolonged spell of cloudy but dry days.

    Mean Temperature 8.7°C, 2.3°C higher than the long term average (LTA) of 6.4°C.

    Minimum Temperature 0.3°C, on the 12th.

    Mean Minimum Temperature 4.9°C, 2.1°C higher than the 2.8°C LTA.

    Maximum Temperature 17.3°C, on the 20th.

    Mean Maximum Temperature 12.8°C, 2.8°C higher than the LTA of 10.0°C.

    Maximum High Wind Speed 25.0mph, on the 7th.

    Total Rainfall 16.0mm, 37.5mm less than the LTA of 53.5mm (29.9%).

    Average Bright Sunshine Hours 4.6hrs per day, 0.4hrs per day less than the LTA of 5.0hrs (92.6%).

    For more information click here.

    For a 5 year comparison of key data records click here.

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  • Location: Rugby, Warks
  • Weather Preferences: Dangerous
  • Location: Rugby, Warks

    April Summary:

    Mean Max: 15.4C

    Mean Min: 5.2C

    Mean Temp: 10.1C

    Month High: 20.3C (21st)

    Month Low: 0.1C (5th)

    Rainfall: 27.2mm

    Wettest Day: 8.2mm (27th)

    Mean Wind Speed: 5.0 mph

    Max Wind Gust: 36 mph (8th)

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

    April 2009 stats for Cleadon, Tyne & Wear: (relative to estimated 1971-2000 averages)

    Mean Max 13.1C (+2.1)

    Mean Min 5.5C (+1.3)

    Mean temp 9.3C (+1.7)

    Precipitation 23mm (48%)

    Highest max 16.8C (21st)

    Lowest min 1.3C (12th)

    Days of snow, thunder, gale- 0

    Days of fog- 5

    Overall a very benign, uninteresting, homogeneously warm spring month- dry with slightly above average sunshine. There was an anticyclonic start with variable cloud cover, then quite a sunny second week (the Easter weekend was very sunny on the Sunday, which also featured the lowest minimum of 1.3) but after the Easter weekend there was a prolonged spell of North Sea stratus. It became mostly sunny and dry for a time afterwards, before the only wet spell of the month hit- the 28th was dull and wet all day.

    The number of days with fog (5) was the highest in April since I began recording in 1993.

    Statistically it was not as warm or dry as April 2007 but for warmth it was beaten only by 2003, 2004 and 2007 in a record going back to 1993. The month's highest maximum (16.8C) was actually short of the highest maximum for April 2008 (17.2 on the 3rd), illustrating how temperatures were mostly homogeneous through the month. However there was a notably warm night 23rd/24th with a minimum of 10.5C. Spring 2009 is so far 'quietly' panning out as a very warm dry one.

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

    April 2009 Summary for Evesham

    Max: 19.4c (20th)

    Lowest Max: 12.4c (17th)

    Ave Max: 16.2c

    Min: 0.4c (5th)

    Highest Min: 10.3c (10th & 24th)

    Ave Min: 5.8c

    Ave Temp: 11.0c

    Total Rainfall: 45.6mm

    Highest daily total: 12.4mm (27th )

    Days >= 1mm: 10

    Highest Pressure: 1027.5mb (20th)

    Lowest Pressure: 993 (27th)

    Days of Air Frost: 0

    Days of Snow: 0

    Days of >=50% snow cover @ 09z: 0

    Days of Snow Pellets: 0

    Days of Hail: 0

    Days of Thunderstorms: 0

    Other days thunder heard: 2


    A mild month, 2nd only behind 2007 in my records. Ave rainfall. Unusual not to have any air frosts.

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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

    Highest temperature for the month: 20.7

    Lowest temperature: 1.7.

    Coolest daytime maximum: 11.5

    Warmest night time minimum: 10.2

    Air frosts: none; ground frosts: 2.

    Days of thunder: 1

    I don't have a rainfall gauge, but indications from local stations are around 35mm for the month - below average, but not as low as for many other parts of the UK.

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

    Hull, East Yorkshire.

    April 2009

    Warmest Max: 17.9°C (on 21/04/09)

    Coldest Max: 8.2°C (on 02/04/09)

    Warmest Min: 9.8°C (on 24/04/09)

    Coldest Min: 3.9°C (on 20/04/09) - highest on record

    Average Max: 13.4°C (+1.5°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 6.8°C (+2.2°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 10.1°C (+1.9°C Above 1971-2000 Average) - 2nd warmest on record

    Rain: 19.8mm (47% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 11th (4.6mm)

    Air Frosts: 0

    Days with Snow: 0

    Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

    Dry Days: 15

    Wet Days: 15

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 7

    Thunderstorms: 0

    Year 2009 So Far (Jan - Apr)

    Warmest Max: 17.9°C (on 21/04/09)

    Coldest Max: 1.6°C (on 06/01/09)

    Warmest Min: 9.8°C (on 24/04/09)

    Coldest Min: -2.8°C (on 10/01/09)

    Average Max: 9.2°C (+0.2°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 4.1°C (+1.4°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 6.6°C (+0.7°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 149.6mm (85% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 12/02/09 (16.0mm)

    Air Frosts: 14

    Days with Snow: 9

    Snow lying at 0900: 3 days

    Dry Days: 56

    Wet Days: 64

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 36

    Thunderstorms: 0

    The second warmest April on record. Like March, the month was homogenously above average, though saw no great extremes of temperature. There was a difference of just 14°C between the highest maxima and lowest minima. The latter being the warmest in April on record. Nights were consistently mild, a consequence of regular cloudcover. Indeed, just three days saw the temperature drop below 5°C. There were no ground or air frosts either.

    The month was mainly dull, warm and settled. The first week saw no measurable rain and regular sunshine, before the second saw the majority of the monthly rainfall. Mid-month there was then a spell of north-easterly winds, bringing low cloud, mist and fog with temperatures close to average by day but well above by night. The period 13th - 26th saw no rain at all, but it remained fairly dull until the wind shifted on the 20th. The best day being the 21st, with a temperature of 17.9C under clear skies. The final four days then saw a change to wetter weather, though it remained warm.

    Overall, an exceptionally warm and dry but rather dull April. Despite being the second warmest on record it produced weather rather different to April 2007.

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  • Location: East Devon
  • Location: East Devon

    April 2009 weather stats, Recorded by my Davis VP2 station in the small village of Harpford, East Devon

    Highest Max: 18.6°C, 65.5°F (20th Apr)

    Lowest Max: 10.8°C, 51.5°F (6th Apr)

    Highest Min: 10.4°C, 50.7°F (24th Apr)

    Lowest Min: -1.4°C, 29.5°F (13th Apr)

    Highest daily mean: 12.3°C, 54.1°F (24th Apr)

    Lowest daily mean: 6.7°C, 44.0°F (28th Apr)

    Monthly mean: 9.5°C, 49.1°F (1.2°C, 2.1°F above average)

    Mean max: 14.2°C, 57.5°F

    Mean min: 4.4°C, 39.9°F

    Avg wind speed: 4.1mph

    Max wind gust: 36mph (7th Apr)

    Rainfall: 49.8mm (about 5mm below average)

    Max daily rain: 12.0mm (27th Apr)

    (more or equal to)

    Days of rain >= 0.2mm: 20 (some of these days were just 0.2mm of dew or frost melt)

    Days of rain >= 2mm: 10

    Days of rain >= 20mm: 0

    (midnight to midnight)

    Minimums below 0°C: 3

    Maximums at or above 15°C: 10

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