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Climate characteristic of April, 2022

The average air temperature in Belarus in April 2022 was 5.7°C, which is 2.1°C below the climatic norm.
Deviation of the average air temperature in April for the period 1991-2022 from the climatic norm (7.8 ° С)

A negative anomaly of air temperature was noted throughout the entire territory of the country, which was mainly in the range from -2.7 to -1.0°C. The largest negative deviation from the norm was noted at Baranovichi station (-2.9°C). The least - at the Mogilev station (-0.8°С).
Deviation (°C) of April mean air temperature from the climatic norm on the territory of Belarus

In the regional context, the smallest values of negative deviations of air temperature from the climatic norm were noted in the Vitebsk and Mogilev regions (-1.6ºС), in the Brest region the deviations were the largest (-2.6ºС).
The average air temperature of all three decades was below the norm. The first and third decades were especially cold with a negative anomaly of -2.1 and -2.4°C, respectively.
Average air temperature and climate norm by ten days of April 2022 on the territory of Belarus

The air temperature during the day during the month was mainly +6 +15°C, and in the first days of the month it was within 0 +5°C. The air temperature reached its maximum value (+20.9°C) on April 15 and 25 at Lelchitsy station.
The air temperature at night during the month was mainly in the range of -3 + 8°С, and on the coldest nights in the first ten days of the month in some areas it dropped to -4°С and lower. The minimum air temperature was recorded at Pruzhany station on April 4 and amounted to -9.0°C.
During the month, an average of 86 mm of precipitation fell in the republic, which amounted to 222% of the climatic norm. April 2022 was the wettest since 1945. At 9 stations on the territory of Minsk, Mogilev and Gomel regions, the historical maximums of the amount of precipitation for the month were updated.
For most of the country, 100-300% of the norm fell. More than 300% of the norm of precipitation fell in the east, southeast, in some places in the central part of the country.
Deviation (%) of the monthly total precipitation for April from the climatic norm on the territory of Belarus

In the regions, the most precipitation was recorded on the territory of the Mogilev region - an average of 115.4 mm or 299% of the norm for the region. Least of all - in the territory of the Vitebsk region - 49.9 mm or 130% of the norm.
Precipitation in April 2022 and climate norm by regions and territory of Belarus

During all three decades of the month, 200% or more of the ten-day rainfall fell.
Precipitation and climate normal for ten days of April 2022 in Belarus

Precipitation fell mainly in the form of rain. Fog, thunderstorms and hail were observed in some areas, at the beginning of the month - ice, on the roads - sleet.
Throughout the country, there was an increase in wind speed with gusts of up to 15 m/s or more. The maximum wind speed for the month was recorded on April 8 at Polesskaya station and amounted to 23 m/s.
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