Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Enough rain now!

 So this morning we woke to that all too familiar sound - rain!

 Nothing too unusual, given it is the wettest Summer on record but this was torrential - a cloud burst over Shepton Mallet that dumped 30mm of rain in just 30 minutes over a very localised area.

 The road just up from our house was flooded so we had to do a 3 point turn and head through town on the school run this morning. I haven't seen rain like it. Although just 10 minutes up the road it was wet but nothing out of the ordinary.

 I headed back towards Shepton after dropping the children at school and made my way towards Wells, as I had an appointment with a customer at 10am, to hand over a personalised print but I had to abandon my attempts after an hour and 2 different journeys, as the roads were flooded and impassible. Local schools have been flooded  homes and businesses in Croscombe affected - terrible.


 Jeff took these pictures of the local park which is flooded - crazy weather for July.

 2 hours later and the road is improved and passable and.....

the SUN is shining as if nothing has happened!

5 comments:

Fiona said...

It's ridiculous...here in southish Gloucestershire it hasn't rained yet at all today, sun is sort of out and washing on the line!

KC'sCourt! said...

There can't be much more to come down can there! Its getting silly now!
I remember the hot summer of '76 they elected a minister for weather - big mistake! It rained for a long time after that, earlier this year they mentioned a hose-pipe ban.......we all know what happened next!!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Emily said...

I'm with you on this one! It's ridiculous! Boo hiss...
My mum and gran are in north Dorset and I think they're having a bad time of it too. Next year's bound to be better...
Emily x

Pickle Lily said...

Brilliant sunshine all day in Burnham-on-Sea, wished I'd pegged my washing out before I went to school!!!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

We have had a lot of rain, but nothing that has caused any flooding fortunately. Rain does seem to be the theme of this summer, as it was last year, unfortunately.