. I think people have very high expectations, or just like to moan.
I try to be realistic and objective.
It has been genuinely awful here.
It poured down the entirety of last weekend, one of the worst I can remember. The M62 (even on the Yorkshire side) was like a log flume. Monday was nice. Tuesday, Wednesday and yesterday we were plagued with torrential convective showers.
Today is nice, tomorrow is nice also. Sunday onwards looks crap again.
I know you'll take great joy in this - but Manchester really is very badly (or well placed) for summer downpours. We are perfectly aligned for convective showers of the Irish Sea, whenever the wind is from a westerly quarter. We are also well enough inland and close to high ground to face the full brunt of afternoon downpours. Merseyside and West Lancs get off lightly in comparison.
Manchester is a wet city in terms of number of rain days compared to other English cities (note not especially in terms of volume of water), but even for here the past week has been absolutely terrible.
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02 August 2019 11:17:00
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