The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159487 Message #4140197
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Apr-22 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spring is here
Subject: RE: BS: Spring is here
It's been an odd year so far for rainfall, talking about here in Bude in Cornwall. In January we had just about two inches, the bulk of it by the 10th. The average is just short of four inches. February was just short of the average of three inches, the only typical month so far. March delivered just under three inches, half an inch below average, which doesn't sound remarkable until it's pointed out that the month was virtually bone-dry after the 13th with a spell of unusually warm weather. The average for April is just over two inches, but so far we've had a smidgeon over an inch and it looks like not raining again at all here this month. We've had just a quarter of an inch since the 8th and my grass has stopped growing. Two years ago we had an incredibly sunny spring (March to May 2020) which outshone almost every summer (June to August) on record. I'll be dusting off the barbie as soon as I've cleared all my beds of a mild winter's-worth of rather lush weeds.