May 032022

April 2022 was warmer than average (8.87°C versus an average of 8.49), drier than average (14.60 mm versus an average total of 32.48) and windier than average (a wind run of 2897 miles versus an average of 2725).

The highest temperature in April was 20.2°C, recorded at 16:29 on the 15th, the highest temperature since 22.6°C was recorded on September 25th 2021. The lowest temperature in the month was -1.8°C recorded at 05:37 on the 3rd. The average temperature was 8.9°C, 0.4°C above the monthly mean. The average daily high temperature was 13.7°C, 0.6°C above the mean, and the average daily low temperature was 4.5°C, 0.1°C above the mean.

The warmest day was the 15th with an average temperature of 14.5°C, and the coolest day was the 1st with an average temperature of 2.5°C. The maximum wind chill was 20.2°C recorded at 16:29 on the 15th, with the lowest wind chill being -1.8°C at 05:37 on the 3rd.. The maximum dew point was 13.4°C recorded at 15:30 on the 16th, with the minimum dew point being -2.8°C recorded at 05:37 on the 3rd. The monthly average dew point was 5.0°C. There were six frost days.

Rainfall in the month was 14.6 millimetres recorded on 10 days, well below the average of 31.6 millimetres. This was the fourth successive April of well below average rainfall. The wettest day was the 7th when 3.6 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 11.8 millimetres per hour was recorded at 12:53 on the 7th. No snow was recorded. There was 94% of the average yearly amount of rainfall recorded by the last day in the month.

The highest barometric pressure was 1032.8 millibars recorded at 11:02 on the 29th. The lowest barometric pressure was 975.8 millibars at 06:10 on the 7th, the lowest April pressure ever recorded here. The average pressure in the month was 1014.9 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 78%. The lowest humidity was 41% at 17:00 on the 20th.

Wind speeds were around the average, with the highest wind gust speed of 31 mph being recorded at 00:16 on the 7th. The maximum wind speed was 19 mph at 02:22 on the 7th. The wind run was 2896.6 miles, 39.4 miles below the average. The average gust speed in the month was 6.0 mph, and the average wind speed was 4.2 mph. The predominant direction was south-south-easterly (168°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:35 on the 19th was 1072 w/m², the highest since 15th August 2021 when 1076 w/m² was reached.. The average solar radiation for the month was 166 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 4.3 recorded at 13:05 on the 30th, the highest since 4.4 was recorded on 20th August 2021.

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