The numbers are in. Yes, March was indeed the wettest month. In fact the wettest for 8 years.
Our Education Officer Ann Brookman has been keeping records and sharing the readings with our school visitors for a while now. Her figures certainly bear out our own gut (wellboot) feelings that its been a drearily damp month.
This March we had a whopping 92mm. The driest year was way back in 2012 with a mere 14.5 millimetres
No doubt some of those extra millimetres come from this year’s snow melt but, even so, the hike
from the previous high (60mm in 2013) is pretty spectacular.
Our grass has certainly suffered this month too. The gardeners have been spending this week
tamping down and reseeding some of the paths that have been churned up by traffic in the snow
The lovely new stretch tent (from Tentickle) on the lawn, while providing us and the public some good shelter, has been rather too efficiently gathering the water into little swimming pools on the roof. Good job it’s stretchy.
Ah well… April showers to come…..