The meteorologist Emma Smith said 30mm of rain could fall in one hour, while 50mm could fall within two to three hours. The average amount of rainfall in July for the UK as a whole is 70mm, while the July average for England is 55-56mm.
Oppressive: today peaked at 38°C with attendant humidity. A dramatic thunderstorm came by surprise. The temperature dropped 8 degrees . There's a typhoon out past Taiwan to blame. Gazing into my crystal balls tells me yith's in for a rough ride in a few days:
Edit: the temperature came from someone else's phone, mine says the high was 35°C with a drop to 34. Either way it's hot.