I don’t think it has really rained properly in our neck of the mountains since December. We’ve had light rain but not water table replenishing stuff.
I really can’t remember when it last did rain, proper rain for more than an hour or so and more than a day.
The BBC had a moisture map http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13338174 which tells the story. The local farmers have taken first cuts of hay but I wonder what the nutrient values of the grass is, not great I’d guess.
I’ve got to go to North Wales later in the week, it’s forecast snow at 800m and temperatures at 2’c. It’s 30’c here now and BBQ weather.