Another point that I would like to make is about the fairly large amounts of rain which we have getting during this summer which unlike in many other parts of the UK, has also come after a wet spring in this part of the world.
It is true that we had a lengthy spell of dry weather which started just before last summer and then carried on all the way through last winter which was actually even drier here than what last summer was.
It is true that this deficit had to be made up, especially as the situation in that regard, was becoming rather critical in terms of groundwater levels and so on, as we got towards the end of last winter.
For me though, I would have been much happier if that deficit had been made up during last winter rather than right now during the summer. For me, one of the key things which make up a decent summer is that it should be drier than average. That makes this time of the year, the time when we would expect any large amounts of rainfall to be less welcome on this shores than at any other time of the year.
It is therefore just typical ot the weather in this country, that this overall rainfall deficit from last year is only now just being made up at the very time of year when we rely on dry weather for our various outdoor activities, more than at any other time of the year.