The organisation monitors the city’s weather from its base in Invergowrie. In April, there were 251.1 hours of sunshine recorded in Dundee.
Dry and cold
An institute spokesman said: “This April has been dry and cold, still, it has been one of the sunniest Aprils we have ever recorded since our records began in 1954.
“It was, in fact, the second-sunniest April, beaten only by April 2015 when 252.3 hours of sun was recorded.”
Despite the sunshine, the month also had the coldest daily air mean temperature since April 1986.
Driest April in a decade
The spokesman added: “April 2021 was the seventh driest April on our records, and the driest since 2011.”