The Met Office is expected to announce today that April 2020 was the sunniest across the UK since records began in 1929.
Between 1 and 27 April 2020, the Met Office recorded a staggering 215.8 hours of sunshine, a 46% increase on the average for the month and beating the previous record from 2015. The sun has been a welcome sight through the windows of a country on lockdown, providing the proverbial ‘silver lining’ to the coronavirus cloud.
For those who were less-than thrilled by the constant taunt of warm weather and sunshine, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Andy Page, has confirmed that the high pressure system has now moved on, returning the UK to the accepted ‘normal’ weather for this time of the year: “After several weeks of high pressure bringing plenty of dry, warm and sunny weather across the UK, this week we’re seeing the return of low pressure, allowing Atlantic weather systems to once again move across the UK, bringing unsettled, cooler weather.”
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