Still raining. If it hasn't been raining, it's been drizzling, and when it's not drizzling it's showering. The average December rainfall is 43mm; twice that has fallen since Christmas day. And yet there is still no run-off into the river. This is a soaking rain and it soaks right in as soon as it hits. It's the sort of rain we have needed for the last 3 years and never saw.
I blame steve3. He and Sheena came out from England to get away from the cold, damp Christmas weather to enjoy our hot, dry Christmas.
I love the sound of rain on a tin roof. It's the sound I grew up with on the farm.