April 2013 Weather Statistics – Watford

Summary for April 2013

April across CET Central England Temperature area was another in the series of below average months this year coming in at 7.4c (-1.1c)* Its been a sunny month but as the wind has been blowing in a easterly direction it has produced cool weather depressing the temperature at times. 

There was a mini pulse of warm weather around the 25th which gave the highest temperature of the year of 22.9c. Spring growth has been held back this year due to the cold and has only sprung into life in the last week of the month.

Blossom arriving last week of the month.

May
Looking ahead it looks like more of the same with a blocking pattern of high pressure migrating from Scandinavia to the Atlantic producing easterly or northerly winds. Although high pressure will be quite close by producing less rain for the month but with warm pulses of air from the east / SE as the continent warms up. Any easterly winds coming across the North sea will depress the temperatures as the sea is colder than normal  after a colder than average winter / spring.

April statistics below from my weather station

Temperature (°C):

Minimum          -3.6 day 06
Maximum          22.9 day 25
Highest Minimum  10.1 day 14
Lowest Maximum   3.9 day 04
Air frosts       7

Rainfall (mm):

Total for month  28.8
Wettest day      10.2 day 10
High rain rate   241.2 day 22
Rain days        11

Wind (mph):

Highest Gust     19.7 day 14
Average Speed    0.1
Wind Run         61.8 miles
Gale days        0

Pressure (mb):

Maximum          1032.7 day 06
Minimum          1005.4 day 17

Snow:

Days with snow falling         2
Days with snow lying at 0900   0

Links

* Climate UK – https://www.climate-uk.com
Met Office – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html

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