After a third virtually dry week in a row, the rate of filling of the aquifer has slowed to a virtual stop. The heavy rain last night and early today should make a difference, but it will be 4 or 5 days before that is apparent at the borehole. With relatively warm weather this winter, the snowdrops are already in full bloom, the daffodils and tulips are starting to push through and the grass is springing back into life, so very soon the surface water is going to get mopped up by spring growth. From past experience, if there isn’t a deluge in the next month or so, we could have low water levels in the River Till in late summer.
The forecast today is for the rain to stop by late morning and for the winds to pick up. The rest of the week seems set to be a mixture of drizzle and light rain with several overcast days. Beyond that, the drier, warmer weather of recent weeks seems likely to return in the south of the country.