Eastbourne’s April was drier than Death Valley

Living up to its reputation as the sunniest town in the UK, Eastbourne had a drier April than Death Valley in California.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:36 pm

Eastbourne had the second lowest rainfall in April since records began, with just 1.5mm of rainfall for the whole month.

The Met Office record keepers confirmed the lowest ever April rainfall in Eastbourne was recorded in 1912, when there was only 0.76 mm of rainfall.

Eastbourne also basked in 226 hours of sunshine, as the conditions gave residents a chance to enjoy restaurants and pubs outside following their reopening on April 12.

Two people enjoying the sun on Eastbourne Beach. E28176P ENGSUS00120130907113555

Cabinet member for tourism at Eastbourne Borough Council Councillor Margaret Bannister said, “After a year to forget, I’m delighted that all the signs point to more sunshine and cloudless skies in Eastbourne.

“When you combine stunning weather and an environment that is second to none, it’s easy to see why our town is a staycation mecca for millions of people every year.

“And best of all we’ll be ready to give holidaymakers the summer break they so richly deserve.”