From the archives: June-Like Day in Edinburgh

16 April, 1949

Although there were only 2.9 hours of sunshine in Edinburgh yesterday it was the warmest day of the year so far, the temperature reaching a maximum of 67 degrees, the highest this year. The maximum temperature for the 24 hours to 9p.m. last night was 67 degrees and the minimum 49 degrees. The barometer readings at the Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, reduced to sea level, were: At 9 a.m., 30.02 inches; at 9p.m., 29.96 inches – Steady No rainfall was recorded for the 24 hours preceding 9 .m- (All t imes G.M.T.) The day was warmer than the seasonal normal everywhere, especially in inland and north-west districts of England and Wales, and locally in South-East Scotland. A temperature of 79 degrees F. was recorded at Jersey, where there was 11.9 hours of sunshine, 78 degrees F. at Colwyn Bay, and 76 degrees F. at Southport, London Airport, and Leeming, Yorkshire

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