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The Drought conditions continue even though April has brought some welcome rain to the

South and will continue to do so for remainder of April.

This will do little to eleviate the drought regarding hose pipe restrictions, however

it may help wildlife and rivers atleast temporrarily.

This will also help farmers who require water for crops, potatoes for instance need large quantity of water

, without it we could have seen large crop failure and poor yeilds.

This would have lead to higher prices for customers.

So although the weather has been poor for us in April the rainfall will have helped a little.

We still need more over the next few months to eliviate the crop issue, and sustained rain next Autumn and winter for the

drinking water shortage.

May looks to be dryer and warmer with sunshine for the first two weeks but that is currently along way off in forecast times.

Rainfall anomalies 2012 England and Wales

April has started a little wetter than March

However, although unsettled weather expected during Easter week, long

term outlook is that rainfall will be average at best for South UK during


March saw many UK areas seeing under 33% of normal rainfall and this after a dry February.

Rainfall anomalies March 2012 England and Wales

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