Just because I've not mentioned the weather recently doesn't mean we haven't had any. We've had it in buckets and gales for the past week - a strong wind from the south west bringing torrential rain. On a personal note, as I write it's crashing against the front of the house and I'm praying the roof is firmly attached. Locally the River Severn has broken its banks, closing a couple of roads on the outskirts of Welshpool and flooding surrounding fields. In Shrewsbury too water is surging through the town but flood defences erected a few years ago must surely have prevented even greater ingress. Ducks are having a great time bobbing on their new-found territory and oblivious of the tarmac beneath their webbed feet.
This is how some motorists found their cars when they returned to the Frankwell car park after late night shopping. ( Photo by Gareth Griffiths.) Oh dear.
Powerful stuff water, not to be underestimated.
We are thankful to be living on high ground.