April could be wettest on record in drought-hit Lincolnshire
Low pressure will dominate the UK's weather for the rest of April, and possibly into early May, bringing further showers and longer spells of locally heavy rain.
In Lincolnshire, where the drought situation is amongst the worst in the country, some of the highest rainfall totals have been recorded so far this month.
In the 24 hours to 10am on Saturday morning nearly 40mm was recorded at Waddington in Lincolnshire, bringing their monthly total to 101mm, already more than double their monthly average of 47mm.
In records that date back to the end of the Second World War, April 2000 was the wettest with 124mm of rain.
Coningsby's records date back to 1968. Their wettest April on record was in 2000, with 101mm of rain. With a week of the month to go, 85mm has already been recorded at the station.
Latest estimates shown below suggest another 20mm across much of our region between now and the end of Thursday, with up to 50mm - around a month's worth - likely in some Southern parts of the UK.
With more expected after that for the remainder of the month, April could end up the wettest on record in Lincolnshire.
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