Flooding is expected over large parts of
While most of the North enjoyed a sunny Bank Holiday, some southern counties saw 50mm of rain fall in 12 hours today - more than half the monthly average.
The Environment Agency (EA) issued 44 “flood watches” and a Met Office spokesman said today that the dismal weather was expected to move into the
“A new pulse of rain will come in tonight that will move up over the northern parts of
He described the last two days as “the wettest bank holiday” he could remember. The beaches in the south were deserted of holidaymakers.
“Some counties have seen 40mm of rain already yesterday and about 55mm over Sunday,” he said.
“We would normally expect 60 to 70 mm through the course of the month so they have had almost all of that over this weekend.
“It’s early to say if it’s the wettest bank holiday because it’s still bucketing down. But it’s the wettest I can remember for some time.”
My only comment, here we go again! We have about 20% of the Canna collection planted outside, and the remainder has stayed put, inside it's safe winter storage while we wait for normality, whatever that is, to be restored. The Heavens have cried this weekend, and I've come close to tears as well! It will be into June before we can attend to the rest of the collection, which is the latest planting-out that I can remember.