From cold and dry to cold and wet!
A sodden start to May has already sent large parts of the UK to within touching distance of their average rainfall for the month, with Wales having seen at least 25% more rain than would be expected over the course of the whole month.
The UK has been grippedby the influenceofpersistent low pressure systems since the start of the month, with Wales and northern parts of England bearing the brunt of persistent, heavy rainfall and sometimes stormy conditions.
According to provisional figures from the National Climate Information Centre, Wales has already had129%(110.6mm) ofitsaveragerainfallfor the whole of the month, while the UKasa whole hashad 88% (61.1mm).Despite Wales and northern England seeing the most persistent rain, all countries in the UK are currently tracking well ahead of the amount of rainfall that would be expected by this point of the month, with Scotland already having 72%(60.9mm)of its May average total, Northern Ireland 77%(55.8mm)and England92%(53.9mm).
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