Sunday, 25 March 2012

April 2012 - UK Weather Forecast

April 2012 – UK Weather Forecast

As we head into the start of April, the weather is initially set to remain relatively dry across most parts of the UK. It will also remain very dry across southern and eastern parts of England throughout the whole month, where rainfall is needed the most in these already drought-stricken areas.

I stated on the 27th February in my 2012 spring forecast:

“March and into mid April are looking to offer some relatively dry weather at times in terms of rainfall amounts at present. This is likely to create the usual drought fears as we head into the summer as some reservoirs are already operating at low levels, after the below average rainfall from this winter.”

It will also remain relatively mild across most parts during the start of April. Now although it will feel pleasantly mild in the daytime across many parts during this period, it will also be particularly chilly and foggy in parts of northern, eastern, and southern England at times during the evenings/mornings too.

As we progress towards the middle and second half of April, it is likely to become relatively unsettled at times across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and northern England. Some of this more unsettled and cooler weather is also likely to be occasionally wintry in parts of Scotland and northern England. It will also be particularly windy at times within this period too.

I also stated on the 27th February in my 2012 spring forecast:

“The March to April period is also initially looking like a mixed bag of cold and milder weather at times. It will also be particularly windy at times with some wintry showers in places within this period too.”

However, as we head into the latter part of April, there is the potential for a short period of very warm and sunny weather across most parts of the UK. This is likely to produce the warmest days of April for 2012 (temperatures could push well into 20s Celsius across parts of the UK).

I also stated on the 27th February in my 2012 spring forecast:

“The latter part of April and into May could offer some potentially warmer and sunnier periods of weather at times.”

James Madden (UK Long Range Forecaster)
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