Average April Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give April averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK as a whole has an average 155 hours of sun in April.

Southern England

Total April sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 140
Cambridge 153
Eastbourne 198
Exeter 186
Ipswich 174
London 160
Lowestoft 175
Newquay 194
Oxford 161

Northern England

Average amount of sun in April
Place Hours
Blackpool 169
Grimsby 161
Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 125
Manchester 147
Newcastle 150
Penrith 135
Sheffield 144


Average April sun
Place Hours
Aberporth 178
Aberystwyth 160
Cardiff 170
Tenby 185
Valley, Anglesey 178


Number of sunny hours in April on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 152
Dundee 159
Edinburgh 147
Forres 139
Glasgow 135
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 137
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 132
Oban 144
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 148
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 175

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in April
Place Hours
Armagh 143
Belfast 153
Londonderry 144
United Kingdom Sunshine
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