Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for April

In April showery weather is common and in a north or north-west wind these showers may be sleet or even snow. Westerly and southerly winds bring warmth and rain but cold grey days are possible. Hard overnight frost is may occur but the sun is stronger and temperatures will usually rise above 10 oC during the day. Occasionally periods of high pressure bring warm dry sunny weather but often with frost overnight..


The start of spring in the UK is defined by different dates depending on whether you are interested in the astronomical season, or the artificial meteorological season.

Meteorological spring is based on whole months for ease of record keeping and has already started on the 1st March.

This year astronomical spring starts at the vernal equinox on the 20th March when night and day are almost exactly the same length, and ends on the 21st June.

Weather forecast at the nearest similar location

(Axminster is about 5 miles southeast of Stockland)

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office.

River Levels

There is one river level monitoring station within the catchments of Stockland Parish and that is located on the river Yarty at Court Place Farm. For the current river level at that station see

Weather records

Please click HERE for the Stockland weather records page.

Sky Watching - Meteor Showers in 2018

April 22, 2018 Lyrids
May 5, 2018 Eta Aquariids
August 12, 2018 Perseids
October 8, 2018 Draconids
October 21, 2018 Orionids
November 4-5, 2018 South Taurids
November 11-12, 2018 North Taurids
November 17 or 18, 2018 Leonids
December 13-14, 2018 Geminids


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