April has become much more sunny over the past three decades
It is not only a feeling many people have – that the sun is shining unusually much for the time being – it can also be seen on the dry numbers:
Up to and including Sunday morning at 8 am the national sun has shone 162.3 hours since April 1st.
This is exactly how much the sun usually shines during the 30 days of the month, but we only write on April 19, which is why we have plenty of sunshine hours to benefit.
Nine hours of sunshine a day – April on the way to sunny top five
Even on Saturday, the sun has been shining on average just under nine hours every day since April 1 – and the sun has been shining every day.
If we imagine that the sun will shine about nine hours on average for the remaining days of the month, then April will end with a number of sunshine hours of just under 270.