April 4, 2011 8.02 am This story is over 153 months old

March was Lincoln’s driest in 40 years

Sunny: March was the driest in 40 years for Lincoln, with 25% more sunshine than usual.

Lincoln had its driest March for around 40 years, forecasters have said, with Lincolnshire only seeing a couple of millimetres of rain.

Last March also brought 25% more sunshine than usual, as temperatures climbed and Lincolnites enjoyed their first taste of spring.

The eastern part of the county escaped most of the wet weather with only a couple of millimetres of rain falling on Lincolnshire.

But the rising temperatures are not an early start of the summer, according to provisional Met Office figures.

April showers are on their way as usual, with the average rainfall expected to rise very slightly when the showers of the past two days are factored in.

According to the provisional observations, Wales saw the most sunshine last month at 156 hours, marking a 60% increase on the average figure.

Source: Press Association | Related Reports: The Independent, Metro