One of thewetttest days of weather I remember. Absolutely abysmal. It is still coming down
Rochdale weather station reporting 86.6mm since midnight
Rostherne 38.3mm since midnight
OK, I'm a few miles west of you two, but we've not had anything like the volumes of rain just a little further east has had. Yes, it's rained for much of the last 48 hours, but mostly just drizzle, with the odd hour or two of dry - although it has been intermittently 'moderate' the last hour or so.
Looking on the radar history, there's a pronounced gap of lighter/patchy PPN between two bands of heavier stuff.