Second wettest April in 50 years

ALTHOUGH we experienced a lot more than April showers last month, it proved to be the second wettest April in the past 50 years for Market Rasen.

The town’s weather man Ralph Coulson recorded a total rainfall for Market Rasen of 122.7mm (4.8 inches) in April.

This compares to a total of 127.5mm (5 inches) in 1981, which caused the River Rase to overflow with much flooding in the Waterloo Street area of the town.