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Weather Summary for April


Mean maximum temperature -09.2 (Av to 80 -11.6)
Mean minimum temperature -14.4 (Av to 80 -16.7)
Mean temperature (mean of max+min) -11.8
Highest maximum temperature -01.0 (4th 16th 17th)
Lowest minimum temperature -28.0 (30th)


Highest maximum gust (Kts/Kph) ESE/091/168.5 (1218 lst 16th)
Mean wind speed for month (Kts/Kph) 27.6/51.1
Total wind run for month (Km.) 36810 (Av to 80 27744)
Number of days of strong wind 29
Number of days of gale force wind 10


Total sunshine for month 36.3 Hrs (Av to 80 108.7 Hrs)
Mean daily duration of sunshine 01.2 Hrs
Maximum daily duration of sunshine 08.6 Hrs (1st)


Highest station level pressure 1006.6 Mbs (18th)
Lowest station level pressure 972.7 Mbs (3rd)


No. of days of falling snow 02
No. of days of drifting snow 03
No. of days of blizzard 01
No. of days of fog 00
No. of days of rain 00


The wind run is second highest to 1978 (total of 37242 Kms). The minimum temperature is the second lowest to April 1965. Sunshine data is the lowest due to the repositioning of the sunshine recorder and a very overcast month.