With all the excitement of the snow we’ve had in the last week up here in Ross-shire I hadn’t realised just how dry it had been in the southeast recently until I saw some chatter about it in weather forum and on Twitter. This data is what I collect from SYNOPs for most stations I have 100% reception but a few are not complete. I also depend on the rain gauge of the AWS to be working sometimes it isn’t. That’s why I suspect that there’s recent missing data from both Leuchars and Wittering. Having said that there does look to be seven stations where there have been fifteen consecutive dry days (less than <0.2mm) and an absolute drought is in place.
After a wet January things have turned much drier across the southeast, as this hyetograph from Heathrow airport shows, with rainfall in the last 14 weeks returning close to the LTA.
Having said all that the drought might not last the day out if the showers in the radar have made it to the ground.