March 2015 summary
A big improvement occurred over the Easter weekend to warmer, sunnier conditions and with a mostly fine and warm week just gone. This improvement first took effect over WW during the weekend, but all areas joined in by Easter Monday with plenty of warm sunshine, although some coastal areas were plagued by sea mist and fog. There were slight overnight frosts in places throughout last week - especially inland WW where Llanwnnen had a least a ground frost each night to Friday. Some mornings were foggy before the sun broke through, as was the case across Warwickshire both Monday and Tuesday mornings. Temperature-wise overall it has been a warm week for early April (at least by day) considering the average maxmum should be around 12c at this stage:
Monday saw temperatures reach 19.4c at Pershore (highest in UK), 19.0c Pembrey, with many places above 16c, however parts of Cardigan Bay much cooler with sea mist, Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth managing just 11.2c with Aberporth only marginally milder. On Tuesday several places topped 18c including 18.4c Llanwnnen and an unbroken 12 hours sunshine, with Wednesday and Thursday warm and mostly sunny again, 19.6c reached on both days at Llanwnnen - warmer than any official UK station, Porthmadog reached 18.7c Wednesday, while Trawsgoed hit 19c Thursday. Friday, the last day of the warm spell, saw temperatures widely above 18c, best of all being Pershore, Worc at 20.7c and Trawsgoed 20.3c; much cooler along the south Wales coast however due to a fresh onshore wind, max just 12.4c Milford Haven, Pembs. Some rain Friday night into Saturday but then a cooler and fresher day but largely dry with temperatures only a little below the mid April average.
The week ahead