A rainy April finished with a burst of sun and warmth confirming that April showers bring May flowers.

A rainy April finished with a burst of sun and warmth confirming that April showers bring May flowers.

April weather summary

A rainy April finished with a burst of sun and warmth confirming that April showers bring May flowers.

April 2014 was slightly wetter and slightly cooler than a typical April but no records were broken last month.

The total amount of precipitation (all rain) was 107 per cent of normal and the mean monthly temperature was 0.3 of a degree cooler than average.

It did rain at times during the first half of the month, but the amounts were minimal as weak disturbances generally skirted the area with gusty winds, but with very little rain. High pressure also allowed for a few days of fairly sunny and warm conditions, most notable were the near record high temperatures of 20.8 and 22.6 degrees on April 7 and 8.

A more active Pacific storm cycle resulted in far more rain in frequency and volume during the second half of the month. Thirteen of the 16 days in which measurable rain was recorded occurred during the final two weeks. The most significant frontal system produced 17.7 millimetres of rain during the night of April 17.

High pressure rebuilt over southern BC for a hint of summer during the final two days of the month.The warmest temperature of the month was 24.8 degrees during the afternoon of April 30.