Cereal farmers are praying for rain

Guardian: Visitors shelter in a rain shower at the Chelsea Flower Show in London yesterday. While farmers experienced the driest spell since rainfall records began. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters Records are tumbling across the east and south of the country for the driest spell since records began. Cambridge Botanical Gardens, for example, had the driest March (3mm) and April (1.7mm) since 1893, and had only recorded 3.5mm of rain in May until heavy showers yesterday. Cambridge's dire figures are typical......

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