Sunniest April ever - May 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

A big change between the Aprils of 2014 and 1914.

“A sunny April closed gloomily on Thursday. It was a remarkable month, with a mean temperature of 50.08 agsinst 47.05 in 1913.

“Mr H. Padwick J.P. recorded in the Manor House grounds less than one and three-quarters inches of rain, the exact amount being spread over 11 days.

“By Wednesday night history was made, for the sun set after having crowned April of 1914 holder of the record for sunshine. Never before in the history of meteorology has there been an April so sunny.”