The May drought continues

Consecutive dry days so far this May

There look to be seventeen stations experiencing drought conditions at the moment across the southeast of the UK. Benson is still the driest place this month, with just a trace of rainfall from the first day. I did suspect the Benson observation, knowing just how easy a rain gauge can get blocked by a combination of spiders web and dead flies, but nearby Church Lawford does add support to its credence. I haven’t heard the word drought bandied about in the media this spring even though it’s been very dry, it’s as if the term drought itself has fallen into disfavour for some reason, even though it should be one of the simplest to define.

Driest Places so far this May
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