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April Drier and Sunnier

Armagh Observatory reports that April was drier and sunnier than average.

Rainfall amounted to 45.2 mm, that is almost 20% lower than the average figure of 55.3 mm.

There were 164.2 hours of sunshine, compared with the average of 133.2 hours.

The mean monthly temperature was 8.3 degrees Celsius, a little above the average of 8.1 degrees. There were 15 nights with ground frost and 3 days with air frost.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; E-mail: jmfarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk

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