Second-sunniest spring is recorded

JERSEY has just had its second-sunniest spring – falling just short of the record set last year.

Harlow Jones (4) making sandcastles near the Dicq slipway. Picture: JON GUEGAN. (30931217)
Harlow Jones (4) making sandcastles near the Dicq slipway. Picture: JON GUEGAN. (30931217)

A total of 804.6 hours of sunshine were recorded across March, April and May – the three months defined as spring by meteorologists.

It was only 28 hours less than the amount recorded during the same three months last year, in what was the sunniest spring since records began in 1925.

Although both springs were sunny they saw a huge difference in temperature.

Spring 2020 was the warmest on record with an average temperature of 12.5°C, while this spring saw the mercury averaging out at 10.2°C, almost 1°C below normal for the season.

It was also slightly drier than average, with 154.2mm of rain falling across the season, compared to a long-term average of 178mm.

Meanwhile, the dry and settled weather of the past week is expected to continue for at least the next five days, with temperatures peaking at about 20°C.

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