April showers failed to come Bury’s way
We had less than half the average April showers come our way In Bury St Edmunds last month.
Bury weather recorder Alan Messem logged only 21.9mm of rain in April, which was 48 per cent of the regional average and fell over only seven wet days, when the average for the month is nine.
Alan says the last three months have been a lot drier than usual. He explained: “Over the last three months, average rainfall for this area is 129mm. This year the February to April total was well below at 91mm.”
Alan added: “April got off to a wet start with a shower in the afternoon of the first and, with rain all that evening, 4.2mm was in the gauge the following morning. This rather dampened any idea of another dry April but in the next three weeks it was sunny and warm with only 3.5mm falling up to the 12th.”
He recorded 9.1mm on the 25th and 26th and another 4mm on the 29th.
However, Alan has recorded below average rainfall each April since 2009, apart from in 2012 when it rained ever day for the last fortnight.