APRIL SO FAR: Scotland Has Seen The Wettest, Driest, Dullest, Sunniest Weather In All Of The UK

Thanks to a fairly persistent east, southeast air flow during early April, we’ve had quite the extremes on both ends of the precipitation and sunshine ledger in Scotland this month. In fact the driest, wettest, dullest and sunniest places so far this April have all been in Scotland.

Credit: Met Office

After observing it’s coldest April day on record back on April 4 with a maximum of just 2C, Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens has seen 63.4mm of rain so far which is actually 156% of the normal rainfall for the entire month but up in the brighter, drier, NW Highlands, Loch Glascarnoch has only observed a measly 12mm or 13% it’s normal rainfall thanks to much of the cloud and moisture dissipating over the Cairngorms.

Thanks to winds blowing in off a cold North Sea, low cloud and drizzle has greatly limited sunshine across much of central and eastern Scotland. Interestingly Glasgow Bishopton has been the UK dull spot by only mustering 20 hours of sunshine so far.

Credit: Met Office

But with the dryness of the Northwest came the sunshine and in fact Stornoway has been the UK’s sunshine spot so far by observing 83 hours of sunshine.

Cloudy, breezy nights have generally kept nights mild, particularly across southern Britain and this has had the opposite effect by day and therefore the month overall has been on the cool side of normal.

Credit: Met Office

Credit: Met Office


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