Rain at last – but it’s still a very dry year so far

I’m typing this at 10pm on 9 April, and we have recorded 12mm of rain for the day making it the wettest day since August last year. Weather stations in Weston-super-Mare and further north have seen quite a bit more rain than us, with several stations recording over 20mm. Our total so far this year is still under 100mm, about half what we would usually expect at this point in the year, so it will take quite a few more days like today to put us back into the “normal” range.

March weather

March 2012 turned out to be the warmest, driest and quietest (as in not much wind) March in the five years that we have been keeping records here. The first three months of this year have seen just 80mm of rain – another record.