Weather and season
APRIL: Overall April was a dry month with most areas of Englandrecording less than 50% of average rainfall. It was a sunny month too; it was the fourth sunniest April in a series from 1929. The maximum temperature in this area was 18ºC on the 28th. There were occasional frosts notably on the 1st, 4th, 19th, 21st and 22nd. Air travel was disrupted from the 15th to the 20th whenUK air space was closed because of the risk to aircraft from volcanic dust blown in from the Eyjafjallajokell volcano inIceland. During this period there were clear skies due to the lack of cloud formation often generated by jet exhausts.