The first year of the new millennium saw the wettest April on record across much of the UK

We tend to think of April as being one of the less extreme months, weather wise. And usually it is: a mixture of Chaucer’s sweet April showers and spells of sunshine, leavened by light southerly breezes, bringing back the birds from Africa.

That is the theory. In practice, April’s weather can be just as fickle as any other month. And in the first year of the new millennium, it was the wettest April on record across much of the UK.

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