No Sweet Showers

“When that April with its showers sweet The drought of March has pierced to the root”

The long hot summer ofLondonstarted in February. Londoners have for centuries been used to a dry March followed by a warm wet April; May is usually a reasonably rainy month. However April and May have proved dry months in most of Southern England andNorthern France. Most places inEnglandhave had not only the lowest amounts of rainfall for more than a hundred years, but also the warmest weather in April for more than a hundred years. Continue reading