Temperatures were cool especially overnight during the first half of the month but daytime highs rebounded during the second half with a record high on the 19th.
Normally the month tends to be fairly wet but rainfall was below normal and snowfall was well below normal which meant for a slow greening up period.
APRIL 2013 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)
Average HIGH 9.4°C
Average LOW -1.6°C
AVERAGE 3.9°C (0.7°C above normal)
Extreme HIGH 20.2°C (19 April, new record high for date)
Extreme LOW -7.4°C (03 April)
Rainfall 42 mm (about 25 percent below normal)
Snowfall 11 cm (about 70 percent below normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)