April continued the the very dry theme with only 1.7mm of rainfall, lower even than the 1.9mm that fell in April 2007. In combination with March, this makes 4.7mm for the last two months. A look back through the records show that the next lowest totals for these two months are 14.0mm in 1938 and 19.1mm in 1997. In some parts of Cambridgeshire the combined March/April rainfall is the lowest for at least 163 years.
We are now on 97.7mm for the first third of this year, a total boosted by a wet January.