Drought-afflicted, but flooded!
How can this be true? Tell the world that two dry winters have caused emergency restrictions on the use of water, and then more than 40mm (2 inches) of rain falls in less than 24 hours! The south of England has been awash. In fact, since the beginning of April, it has rained every day. But even if it continues raining for the next several months, restrictions on water use will not be lifted. Those aquifers (underground water sources) need to be replenished, and it is going to take many months of rainfall to achieve that.
In the meantime, a short walk in our own village after the deluge revealed a little of the aftermath. Our own River Kym, normally only a lazy little brook meandering along as if it has nowhere to flow, had risen to almost Amazonian proportions (excuse the hyperbole!) and will probably continue to rise over the next few days. I suspect pupils of our local schools are hoping for one thing………..that the river continues to rise to cut off the whole village….;0)