11 frosts, 4 falls of snow including one with over 50% snowcover at 9am.
Impressive. At least the latter part of the month has been pleasant in the sun, if not biting in the wind and shade.
April 2021 has provisionally been the frostiest in at least 60 yearsfor the UK, topping the previous frostiest April in 1970, with records going back to 1960.
April 2021 has already seen an average of 13 days of air frosts reported for the UK, topping the 11 days seen in April 1970. The frosty conditions have been replicated across the UK, with England (12 days), Wales (11 days) and Scotland (16 days) also reporting their frostiest April since it began being reported in 1960. Northern Ireland has currently seen 8 days of frost, not yet exceeding their current record of 11 days set in April 1983.
Mark McCarthy, from the National Climate Information Centre,said, “We’ve been seeinga high frequencyof frosts overnight throughout April thanks largely to persistent clear skiesfor most. This will be reflected in the end of the month statistics, which are already showing above averagesunshine duration, as well as low minimum temperaturereadings overnight…
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