The above graphic shows maxima recorded in the month of April with shading to represent the anomaly of each day relative to the 1981-2010 average.
The last two years show the warm spells experienced in the second half of the month. The overall impression is that warming seems to have accelerated since 2011.
March was mild, particularly compared with last year. And wet though, like February, the rain fell at the start of the month, leaving a dry end.
The mean temperature finished 9.4C that’s 1.7C above average and over 3C warmer than last March.
Some 54.5mm of precipitation was recorded, 134 per cent of the 1981-2010 average.
Some 109 hours of sunshine were recorded, that’s precisely average.
Just one air frost was recorded.
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‘Feels like’ maxima.