Weather by month

March was wet, it rained all the time; April was dry (2mm in Cambridgeshire, I think); May is very wet again (though we had a lovely afternoon in Ashridge for my mothers birthday). Will the pattern keep up?


  1. #1 SteveF

    Well, if you believe the BBC website weather updates, it’s currently lovely here in central London as opposed to sheet rain. Quite possibly the least accurate weather prediction in the history of mankind. I’d trust a bloke sniffing squirrels (or whatever country folk do), over the BBC. If they say June will be nice, it will inevitably piss it down.

  2. #2 guthrie

    Will the pattern keep up?

    Of course not.

    Next month your getting tornado’s.

  3. #3 Jonathan Vause

    Very strange, I don’t remember it raining hardly at all in March, and I walked to work in Bournemouth almost every day. But April was the craziest month ever, it was so hot I swam in the sea at least seven times, and before this year I’d never ventured in before June. By the end of the month the water actually felt warm, which was so scary it’s nice to see it getting back to a good old incessant drizzle.

    [I agree. April was so warm and pleasant it was scary -W]

  4. #4 Eli Rabett

    Hmm… as I recall English weather

    January brings the snow
    Makes your feet and fingers glow
    February’s ice and sleet
    Freeze the toes right off your feet
    Welcome March with wintry wind
    Would thou wer’t not so unkind
    April brings the sweet spring showers
    On and on for hours and hours
    Farmers fear unkindly May
    Frost by night and hail by day
    June just rains and never stops
    Thirty days and spoils the crops
    In July the sun is hot
    Is it shining? No, it’s not
    August cold, and dank, and wet
    Brings more rain than any yet
    Bleak September’s mist and mud
    Is enough to chill the blood
    Then October adds a gale
    Wind and slush and rain and hail
    Dark November brings the fog
    Should not do it to a dog
    Freezing wet December then:
    Bloody January again!
    (January brings the snow
    Makes your feet and fingers glow).

    (Flanders and Swann of course)

  5. #5 Andrew Dodds

    Eli –

    Flanders and Swann were always a bit panglossian.

New comments have been temporarily disabled. Please check back soon.