Two brown, two blue and an orange anomaly charts for April indicate that it’s been very dry, rather cold and a very sunny month. If the weather for the rest of 2021 continues in the same vein as it did in April, then I’m sure we’ll be in for a very interesting year ahead. I don’t know how the Met Office generate these anomaly charts so quickly, in the past you might have to wait to the fourth of the month before they appeared, perhaps these days their a product that’s generated by the NWP model. Here’s a closer look at the gridded data for the UK as a whole. I still can’t quite believe that April 2021 topped April 2020 for sunshine – what is happening to the weather in April?