Monday, April 23rd 2012, 8:20 AM EDT
Flood warnings for St George’s Day were being considered as Britain shivered in the coldest April for 23 years.
Downpours and gales were predicted until Thursday by the Met Office, which said this month’s average temperature averaged at 7C (45F).
That would make it the coldest April since 1989’s 6.6C (44F).
It was set to be the wettest since 2000 after 55mm of rain fell, compared with the April average of 54mm.
Many regions were hammered by ‘power showers’ over the weekend, with lightning and mid-air tornados – narrow funnel clouds stretching below thunderstorms – reported in Lincolnshire and East Anglia........The Environment Agency said it would consider issuing flood warnings but warned the downpours would not end the drought in large parts of England
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