April in Reigate was a mostly dry, very sunny, rather calm and relatively warm month. However, the settled weather came at a price with a significant air pollution event on 10 April. Also, April showers were conspicuous by their almost complete absence so convective weather fans were left disappointed.
Here are some April details for Reigate:
- Tmax 14.4C
- Tmin -1.9C
- Average Temperature 6.8C
- Total rainfall 23mm
- Max gust 46mph
- sunshine total 136 hours (sunniest April on MetOffice records!)
April was 43% drier than average across SE England and this shows up in the diminutive 23mm of rain in Reigate. Pressure rose early in the month and so April turned out 150% sunnier and about 1C warmer than average too. The central England temperature for April came out at 1.1C above long term average.
It was the SUNNIEST April on record for the UK according to the MetOffice. In Reigate we enjoyed 136 hours of sunshine in April.
The significant downside of this calm weather was high AIR POLLUTION. There was a high pollution warning for a time when easterly / south easterly winds brought high levels of PM2 particles into the SE and across London from Benelux countries.
Here are some photos from Reigate during April showing what a mostly very pleasant month it was.