Monday, 26 April 2010

April showers

Note for Sunday 25th
Another very mild day for April with temperatures around 7°C higher than average.
From 02 Weather 2010
April has been a dry month so far without any of the usual showery weather we expect this month. Today it changed and we had a couple of heavy showers but each lasted for just a few minutes.
From 02 Weather 2010
Note for Saturday 24th
Today was the warmest since I began keeping temperature records last October. It was almost like summer! We had rather hazy sunshine for most of the day rather than clear blue skies.
On the plot things are starting to green up and it’s starting to loose that bleak look of winter. The fresh green of spring and early summer is here.
From 02 Weather 2010
Note for Friday 23rd
More cloud
A much cloudier day than of late with the cloud not clearing until late afternoon. It was milder overnight and remained mild throughout the day. The forecast is for Saturday to be the warmest day of the year.
Dandelions are in full bloom on the grass paths around the plot so the mower will be out to cut them back and prevent them setting seed.
From 02 Weather 2010
Note for Thursday 22nd
Frosty start
Our spell of cold nights continued. Overnight the temperature fell to just 0.7°C our coldest night since the 11th March. I just managed to capture the ice on the bird bath before the morning sun quickly melted it.
From 02 Weather 2010
Following the cold start it was another day with plenty of spring sunshine.
Note for Wednesday 21st
Cold overnight
Today was another day with lots of spring sunshine. Despite the sunshine it felt cool in the shade. Over the last few nights the temperature has been getting lower each night and below average for late April.
We will just have to hope that no damage is done to the fruit blossom that is out at the moment. Our Greengage (Mannings) is just coming into flower.
From 02 Weather 2010
I think that the cooler weather might be prolonging the flowering period of our daffodils and cowslips which are in full bloom.
From 02 Weather 2010
Note for Tuesday 20th
Sunny and cool
Some lovely spring sunshine today but with a rather cool breeze from the north.
It was very pleasant in the greenhouse so more seeds were sown and some Brussels Sprout seedlings pricked out to grow on in modules before planting out in the allotment in May.
From 02 Weather 2010
Note for Monday 19th
Cold and wet
There was some welcome rain for the garden and plot today. It didn’t need to be quite so cold though with a high of only 8.4°C.
I’ve noticed that the forecast is for some frosty nights later in the week. I hope our cherry blossom escapes the cold nights unscathed. It was just coming into flower last Saturday.
From 02 Weather 2010



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