In the UK, April is a month usually associated with rain showers. This April, not-so-much. Rainfall was 71% of the 1981-2010 long term average. The monthly average temperature was 1.0° Celsius above the long term mean of 8.4°. These deviations are not particularly startling by the standards we are becoming used to in the era of climate change. But they were enough to produce some more reminders of the future we face.