April warmth cancelled out by late cold spell

The early April warmth was cancelled out a little by the late cold spell in Central England, which although lasted no more than 5 days, did manage to limit the mean temperature to just 8.9°C for the month. The final mean anomaly, which had been running at almost +3°C earlier in the month, ended up at +0.97°C.  It was the warmth of the days that help produce the +0.97°C anomaly, the mean maximum anomaly was +1.57°C, whilst the mean minimum anomaly was only +0.39°C. Eleven of the last 12 months have been warmer than average. I still calculate all my anomalies with respect to the 1961-1990 long-term average.

Figure 1 – Data courtesy of the Met Office

One notable extreme maximum record was set during the month on Sunday the 9th, which had a maximum of 21.4°C which was +10.5°C above the average for that day.

Figure 2 – Data courtesy of the Met Office

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