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    Cold snowy winters and cool, wet springs and summers.

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  1. Absolutely pouring it down, biblical amounts of rain here in Maidstone in the past half hour. Have to change my location to Maidstone as I'd forgotten to do it until now! Back to the rain, this is on a par with June 25th, 2016, May 31st, 2016 and August 9th, 2017 in terms of prolonged intense rainfall. Street is a river and I'm at the bottom of it! Water close to my front door.
  2. March, 2018 was the last significantly cooler than average month. 4.9C, 0.9C below the 1901-2000 average, 1.7C below 1981-2010 average.
  3. Moderate shower of tiny hail as just turned everything rather white outside. Looks like a dusting of snow. Very lovely, but unable to take a picture sadly.
  4. Very last moment decision but I would like to go for 1.1 and 51mm if not too much trouble.
  5. Some very cold spells/months in there. Snowy ones include 1954 and 1955. More dry, anticyclonic type months are 1901 and 1986. Of course, February of 1986 was remarkably cold, whereas 1901 we failed to properly lock in to anything extreme. Some forgettable ones too, 1911, 1912, 1922 and 1972. 1912 and 1972 share a similarity in which there was a spell of severe cold near the opening of the month. 1972 just missed it, but 1912 had a brutal spell from the east with -21C recorded on the 4th. However, it all went horrifically wrong after the 6th, the winds turned to the south and the rest of the month was remarkably mild. It the cold had occured a little earlier February 1912 may have been remembered for being a remarkably warm February, but alas it was just 5.4. Don't wanna stray too off topic but hope it satifies your curiosity.
  6. Wasn't alive but data shows yes. Trevor Harley says about April 1997 "April. Very dry across much of the country (except for northern Scotland): across the country the driest since 1984, and the warmest since 1987. The Thames was at a very low level. 21.6C at Bristol on the 9th and Gatwick on the 10th. Some frosty nights though: -7C at Glenlivet on the 29th and Chesham (Bucks.) and Rickmansworth on the 21st. Some places had no rain until the 25th; Wales then received 58 mm on the 25th. It was very sunny in the south and east; 140% of expected sunshine in London." C.E.T. of 9.0
  7. Most lot of those years didn't have cold springs... 2013 and 1996 were no doubt chilly affairs, but a number of these springs were above average and many featured well above average months! Marches 1994, 1997 and 2002 were all well above average, particularly 1997 which is about 4th/5th warmest on record. Aprils 1996, 1997, 2002, 2006 and 2010 all were mild to warm. The years mentioned did have a lot cooler Mays, particularly 1994, 1996, 2010 and 2013. May 1997 had exceptionally late snows early in the month but overall was average. 2002 was rather warm, as was 2006. Didn't wanna come off as rude but just want to spread correct info
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