Hampshire’s rainfall is only average

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IT SEEMS never ending, but forecasters say the area is actually only seeing an average amount of rainfall for April.

The Met Office, which only has statistics for Hampshire from April 1 - 15, says rainfall for the whole of the county is within expected levels.

Spokesman Charles Powell said: ‘It has been quite wet but Hampshire has had 48 per cent of its expected rainfall so far and is on target for April.

‘There has been 25.7 millilitres of rain – nothing too exceptional.’

It’s a far cry from scenes at the end of March when thousands of people descended on to Southsea Common to bask in the unseasonal high temperatures.

The unsettled weather is to remain until the end of the month, according to Mr Powell.

He added: ‘It’s expected until the start of May when there may be some settled weather.’