Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in April 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.
It was a cold month for much of the islands. With plenty of frosts and it was also a sunny month.
Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.
Stornoway Airport had recorded 202.2 hours of sunshine during April. The sunniest since 1974 which had 208 hours of sunshine.
There was 47.8 mm of rainfall in April making it the driest month of the year so far.
South Uist had 35.6 mm of rain during the month.
SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles
Birkie Hue – 34 mm
Laxdale Harris – 66.6 mm
Mill Croft – 36 mm
We had two daily records. Sunniest place in the UK on the 13th and the wettest place in the UK on the 19th.
Weather Warnings year to date
We had one weather warning during the month of April. 1 for snow and ice
The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 15.
Yellow – 15
Amber – 0
Red – 0
A further break down of the warnings.
Wind – 7
Snow and Ice – 9
Rain – 0
Thunderstorms – 0
Wind and snow – 0
Ice – 2
The highest and low temps of the month
Stornoway 14.3C and South Uist 14.3C
Stornoway -3.2C and South Uist -1.2C
Temperature graphs for the Month for Stornoway and South Uist
UK Weather stats I covered in separate blog due to the large volume of data which can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2021/04/30/cold-dry-and-sunny-april-2021/
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