April showers to stay for May bank holiday

Cloudy skies in April. Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (37959127)

NEW figures released yesterday have confirmed what every Islander already knew… April’s weather was distinctly average.

Jersey is now two-thirds of the way through the period which meteorologists define as spring, but actual spring-like weather has been in short supply, with cloud and rain dominating the forecasts.

And data from Jersey Met has confirmed that last month was slightly wetter than average and saw average levels of sunshine.

Temperatures were slightly higher than normal – but only because the seemingly never-ending cloud prevented the nights from getting too cold.

A total of 62.8mm of rain was registered (compared to a long-term average of 56.7mm), and 219.1 hours of sun was recorded, ever so slightly up on the monthly norm of 218.5 hours.

And the average temperature was 11.3°C (compared to an average of 10.9°C).

Anyone hoping that the bank holiday weekend will signal the long-awaited arrival of spring-like weather is likely to be disappointed, as Jersey Met is forecasting the chance of rain on each day.

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