This is going to seem a bit tragically dull, but here's a photo of my rain gauge this morning. It's a new record, 102mm in one day, or four inches, just beating our previous record of 100mm in one day, set in October 2009.
My rain gauge only goes up to 150mm, so if it ever overflows overnight, we'll know it has been truly wet. Gosh, who would've ever thought I'd need a bigger rain gauge. But until that day arrives, I'll stick with my slowly yellowing old plastic gauge.
I have mentioned Eric Olthwaite before, and so the best way to celebrate our record rainfall, which I am sure would have fascinated young Eric, is to play a bit of Eric musing about one of his favourite subjects – precipitation. (He was also inordinately fond of shovels, too. And black pudding!)