March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.Nope.
According to wikipedia:
One of the major causes of the often heavy downpours is the position of the jet stream. In early spring, the jet stream starts to move northwards, allowing large depressions to bring strong winds and rain in from the Atlantic.However, we live in the east of the country, rain-shadowed from Altantic winds. Since records began (which is June 2005 in our case), April is consistently one of the driest months of our year.
|rainfall for 2014 (bars), against statistics for all years June 2005 - April 2015|
Even with that one massive outlier in 2012, our recorded mean rainfall for April is 11mm, about half that of the next driest month, March with a mean of 20mm.
However, this April was the sunniest month since records began (in January 2014). That's the sunniest month, not the sunniest April.
|daily solar power generation in kWh, by month|
So we need a new proverb for where we live. Maybe
March winds and April sunshine bring forth May flowers.Who cares about rhyme, anyway?