April 2014 - Recent Sunshine Recovery

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April 2014 - Recent Sunshine Recovery

Postby Nick Gardner » 2014 Apr 16, 19:07

After a rather cloudy though generally settled first half of April, sunshine hours have recovered in recent days with the last 3 days having unbroken sunshine.

Sunshine total (1st - 16th) now stands at 88.0 hours. This is around average for the first 16 days of the month though over the last 7 years (apart from 2012) April has been a rather sunny month.

My sunniest April goes to 2010 when I recorded 256 hours.

April sunshine:
2013 = 169 hours
2012 = 147 hours
2011 = 246 hours
2010 = 256 hours
2009 = 185 hours
2008 = 194 hours
2007 = 218 hours

So April 2014 has some catching up to do but when you get 13+ hours of sunshine a day at this time of year, it only takes a few more cloudless days for the total to seriously mount up!
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