It was ever thus. John Clare, in his writings, puts it clearly:
March month of 'many weathers' wildly comes
In hail and snow and rain and threatening hums
John Clare, Shepherd's Calendar: March
In this poem Clare may be using the word 'hums' in the old sense of a hoax: occasionally threatening clouds roll in only to pass over without incident. But certainly we have had rain and hail this week, the latter hammering on our conservatory roof in an alarming fashion.
|Earlier in the week a fusillade of heavy hail peppered our garden.|
4 March, 2019