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Rain! If you’re in the SE, have you had any?

(106 Posts)
Witzend Tue 16-Aug-22 09:04:37

We had a fair bit last night in outer SW London - not nearly enough of course, but proper rain for maybe half an hour, and it’s blissfully cool this morning - at least compared to the oven-like temps recently.
More please! 🙏

Charleygirl5 Tue 16-Aug-22 09:06:59

I am still waiting in NW London.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 16-Aug-22 09:11:50

I’m sat in the COOL conservatory listening to thunder a distance away and the RAIN!

It is nice constant gentle rain,which if it stays all day will do a lot of good.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 16-Aug-22 09:12:23

I’m on South Downs above Brighton btw.

Gingster Tue 16-Aug-22 09:13:05


tanith Tue 16-Aug-22 09:13:12

Ealing we had a 2 minute spatter 10 mins ago didn't even wet the ground

Gingster Tue 16-Aug-22 09:13:21

Essex btw

Rosie51 Tue 16-Aug-22 09:14:15

Still waiting for a single drop in SE London/Kent border. Not a rain cloud in the sky to be seen.

lixy Tue 16-Aug-22 09:17:26

Nothing here yet in Bedfordshire, but it is much cooler and rain predicted for this afternoon, so all the buckets are out ready to catch it!

Jaxjacky Tue 16-Aug-22 09:22:04

S Hampshire, not quite SE, we’ve just had 30 minutes of light rain, that’s it, after about 6 weeks of none.

Parsley3 Tue 16-Aug-22 09:29:24

Anyone in Portsmouth? We are headed there today and think that thunderstorms are forecast.

grandMattie Tue 16-Aug-22 09:32:28

Rain? What’s that???
We haven’t had any for so long in E Kent, I would barely recognise it. The most forecast is 32% chance for us - little if any! And that is for tomorrow…

Nell8 Tue 16-Aug-22 09:32:29

NW Surrey about ten minutes ago. A few gentle plops on the patio. Not enough to join up. Shrieked upstairs to DH in excitement but it came to nothing. Scanning the sky for promising clouds but it's just a uniform grey. Back to the watering cans. Sigh.

Witzend Tue 16-Aug-22 09:35:09

Dd and family are going camping in a couple of weeks, so Sod’s Law says it’s bound to rain then! Can’t remember where though, but I don’t think it’s in the SE, sorry!

Oopsadaisy1 Tue 16-Aug-22 10:14:23

Oxfordshir, about 20 minutes of light rain, plants still dropping.

MissOops lives 15 minutes away and the rain has half filled her water butt!

Callistemon21 Tue 16-Aug-22 10:17:39

We had a dribble in S Wales

My head felt as if we were going to have a thunderstorm but nothing materialised.

Georgesgran Tue 16-Aug-22 10:19:29

In Durham - I was surprised that Harrigran reported thunder storms a couple of nights ago. I’m only a few miles away and had nothing - but there’s steady rain here now, but nothing spectacular.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 16-Aug-22 10:34:29

Light rain here in S E Essex, hope you have it as well Gingster

halfpint1 Tue 16-Aug-22 10:44:19

We had a rainy day here in France on Sunday, it was wonderful and the temperatures dropped. However it's creeping back up today into the hot zone

gillgran Tue 16-Aug-22 10:55:22

Not a drop, so far, here in our bit of North Cambs., We are parched!

Rosepaul Tue 16-Aug-22 11:01:51

We are still waiting in Suffolk parched here too

Mapleleaf Tue 16-Aug-22 11:04:29

No rain here in my part of South Yorkshire yet, though the sky is clouding up. We’re supposed to have some from about 4 pm, but we’ll see. We were forecast some for yesterday, but no rain came. No thunder, either.

Visgir1 Tue 16-Aug-22 11:16:20


Anyone in Portsmouth? We are headed there today and think that thunderstorms are forecast.

North of Portsmouth (over the Hill) , drizzle.. and Dark atm

Witzend Tue 16-Aug-22 11:25:13

More rain here! Coming down steadily now. And 20 deg outside the kitchen window. I feel human again!

Whitewavemark2 Tue 16-Aug-22 11:27:15

Clearing up hear. Still better than nothing. More forecast for tomorrow