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April was the wettest month for 100 years

Grassclippings - Wettest AprilIt has been the wettest April in the UK for over 100 years, with some areas seeing three times their usual average, figures from the Met Office show. 

Some 121.8mm of rain has fallen, beating the previous record of 120.3mm which was set in 2000.

Flood warnings are in place with up to 20mm to 30mm of rain forecast for southern England on Monday night.

A 52-year-old man has died after his car became submerged at a ford south of Newbury following heavy rain.  The man and his dog died when a Toyota Yaris was trapped in "5ft of fast-flowing water" as it drove across the ford on Thornford Road, Compton Wood.

The Badminton Horse Trials, in Gloucestershire, have been cancelled for the second time in their history because of a waterlogged course.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning with severe weather expected in parts of Devon, Dorst and Somerset.  It says further flooding is possible and driving conditions may be difficult.

There are 37 flood warnings in place, including 20 in south-west England and a handful each in the Midlands, north-east England and East Anglia. There are also 155 less serious alerts. 

Read More on the BBC

So why not take advantage of the wet weather and take a browse at the lawn care products in The Lawn Shop and be prepared when it does finally stop raining.



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