WEATHER: April showers were absent in warm, dry and sunny month

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News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

Despite a very cold start, Bostonians enjoyed a warmer, drier and sunnier April than usual according to the town’s weatherman Albert Kirkham.

The highest maximum temperature, on the 25th, was 21.1C (70F). The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 1st, was 7.2C (45F). On the 15th, 16th and 25th, the temperature fell no lower than 9.4C (49F) but on the 2nd and 7th it was as low as -2.2C (28F).

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 13.3C (56.1F) above the average 12.8C (54.6F) for April. The mean minimum was 3.3C (38.4F) against the average of 4.4C (40.1F).

The town had significantly less rainfall than usual, with 15.8mm (0.672ins) against the average of 47mm (1.85ins) across nine days of measurable rain.

The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 25th with 8.8mm (0.35ins).

Townspeople enjoyed more bright sunshine than usual with 208.3 hours in April, against the average of 166.4 hours. The sunniest day was on the 5th with 11.8 hours.

There were three days of snow and sleet, 17 ground frosts and five air frosts.The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 20th at 30.47ins – and the lowest was on the 12th at 29.32ins.