Can you imagine if we had spent lockdown with torrential rain and freezing winds. I know we are lucky and have a garden but the weather during lockdown has been absolutely amazing. This has been proved with weather specialists saying that this May has been the sunniest since records began.
Spring 2020 has been very dry, and May in parts of England has been exceptionally dry. As it stands up to May 27, for England, May 2020 is the driest May on record since 1896, with less than 10mm rain falling across England on average.
Some locations have recorded far less rainfall than this. Northamptonshire – the driest county so far – for example has only recorded 1.5mm of rain during May. To put that measurement into context 1.5mm is less than the thickness of a 20 pence coin – you could lay the coin flat in the month’s rainfall and the Queen’s head would remain dry!
Whilst we are loving the good weather and sunshine we must spare a thought for the farmers who are praying for rain. It seems that whatever happens with the weather you won’t please everyone!!!
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