British Isles weather diary

British Isles weather diary

Recent temperature, rainfall and sunshine extremes over the British Isles (Note: figures in parentheses give an indication, from first reports, of the spread of daily max and min temperatures, min daytime temperatures (occasionally), rainfall and sunshine in the 24 hours ending 2100 GMT.)

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British Isles weather, April 2015

Air frost occurred locally in Cent areas of the UK as far S as Hampshire on the 28th but most places had only a ground frost due to breezy conditions. Rain and showers overnight and during the day were largely confined to N areas and to Ireland. In E Scotland, E Ireland, Wales and England it was a sunny day in between any showers that did fall, these being wintry in nature in places in Scotland and N England. (Writtle 14.2C, Tulloch Bridge 5.5C maximum, Kinbrace -4.7C minimum, Spadeadam 16.0 mm, Wattisham 12.7 h.)

A complex area of low pressure on the 29th (centres at 1200 GMT of 1000 mb over NE Scotland and 1005 mb off NW Ireland) led to a blustery day with spells of rain in all areas at times during the day. This was preceded by some snow hill snow in the N and W, and the rain was accompanied by thunder in a few places. A few places in N Scotland had an early air frost while across S Ireland and Wales, following a spell of heavy overnight rain, there were sunny spells during the day. (Pershore 14.3C, Loch Glascarnoch 5.3C maximum, Altnaharra -1.8C minimum, Spadeadam 22.2 mm, Aberporth 11.6 h.)

Blustery conditions overnight into the 30th kept temperatures above 0C at low levels, and the day was then one of showers and sunny spells. The heaviest showers were generally in E parts of N England and Scotland, with some falling as snow at times over the Northern Isles. (St James Park 16.1C, Fair Isle 7.5C maximum, Otterbourne Water Works 0.4C minimum, Shap 10.4 mm, Tiree 14.6 h.)


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Last updated 11 May 2015.