An interesting month. Rainfall 20% below average but despite the media hype, the temperature was 3 deg C less than the record set in 2006. There have only been 3 UK heatwaves in the last 40 years and as recent warming is now showing signs of decreasing, I think the forecast of heatwaves being the norm is somewhat exagerated. Remember in 2001 when it was forecast that snow in the UK would become a memory in less than 5 years?!
Winter continued into April with an above average level of precipitation in the early part of the month. Temperatures improved for a few days during the third week of the month but cooled down again towards the end. April was the sixth month in succession to have lying snow at some stage during the month.
An exceptionally wet and wintry month with precipitation four times the average for March.
At Glanton, snowfall has featured at some stage each month for the last five months and the indications are that April will continue the trend into a sixth month. It all goes to make for a very long winter with considerable stress being imposed on wildlife and farm stock etc.
A relatively unremarkable and typical January. Rainfall was about 50% higher than average but temperatures were well within the seasonal norms. The wind made itself felt in the last few days of the month with gusts in excess of 50mph.