A mixed bag: St Albans district April weather round-up
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The statistics are in for last month’s weather round-up.
Rothamsted Research report that it was more pleasant than expected, seeing the warmest April day on record.
On that day, April 19, there was 13.2 hours of sunshine and it reached 26.7C.
Overall the month ranked as fifth warmest the district has experienced since 1878.
However, there was also less sunshine than expected overall, a thunderstorm at midnight on April 21, and 19mm more rainfall than average.
Four days saw more than 5mm of rain, and 17 days had 0.2mm of drizzle. The wettest day was April 27 with 2cm of precipitation.
Throughout the month there was six days without any sunshine at all.
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Temperatures dipped to 1.9C on April 2 for the coldest night of the month. There was also three ground frosts.