October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

According to the mid-month stats released by the Met Office, the UK as a whole is sitting at just 26% of the normal April rainfall.

Credit: Met Office

Dry yes but what will keep this likely out of the top 3-5 spot is the near average rain up in Northwest Scotland and the rain in the forecast but the outlook remains drier than normal.

This follows the driest October-March period since 1995-96.

Given the forecast through the remainder of April with little appreciable rain, this April could be a top 10 driest.

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The driest was 1938 in which an average of just 14mm fell across the UK.

If May follows in March and April’s dry trend, then this could well be a strong hint of a warm front end to summer… Hope to have my May outlook released tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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