Which was the driest April?

Data courtesy of the UKMO

Again the question “which was the driest April?” depends very much on where in the country you are talking about. According to the gridded data from the Met Office the driest April for the whole of the UK was that of 1938, when only 14.1 mm of rainfall fell (20% of the 1981-2010 LTA), but 1938 was only the driest in three out of the ten regions across the UK. The record for the driest April in Scotland is 46 years old and stretches back to 1974 when 9.7 mm of rain fell (10% of the LTA). The driest April across all ten regions was the remarkably dry April of 2007 in East Anglia when only 1.0 mm of rain fell (2.3% of the LTA).

Data courtesy of the UKMO
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