Our suspicions have been confirmed – April was the wettest in Oxford since records began in 1767.
Figures from the Radcliffe Meteorological Station in Green Templeton revealed that 142mm of rain fell in Oxford last month, almost three times the average.
The figures also show that nearly a third of all April’s rain fell over the weekend of 27 to 29 April.
Previous reports have only shown that April was the wettest month in the last 100 years.
Second year Teddy Hall music student Andrew Gray said: “I now walk around with a brolly-hat, which I wear all the time in the likelihood it starts pouring again.”
April was also the coldest month in 23 years. The Met Office revealed that the average temperature was 6.3C .