We may, just may have had a few drops of real rain this morning. Certainly there were clouds around first thing which might have been responsible - this view looks across Kilchoan Bay to the houses along Pier Road, all still grey from a sharp overnight frost. If it did rain - and the only evidence was some dampness on the rocks in the bay below the house, and droplets on the still-bare branches of the trees - it will have been the first rain since 17th March.
We had snow down at sea level on only one day, the 22nd, when it blew a bitter force 7 from the east; and east was the month's dominant wind direction.
April has started as dry as March ended, but the crofters need some warmth and rain to bring on the grass for their animals. But we're heading towards May, which is often one of the drier months.