I notice that in tonight’s news there was footage of people in the flood prone areas around Doncaster furiously boarding up their doors in an effort to prevent their homes from being flooded once again by the River Don in the coming days. The heaviest of the rainfall so far has been over central and northern Lancashire and Cumbria. Since the start of the amber warning at 06 UTC today there has been an estimated 60 mm or more of rain in the extreme northwest of the amber warning area, but elsewhere in the area east of the Pennines (in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire) it’s been comparatively dry. My estimates from weather radar look a little on the low side when compared to the 06-18 gauge totals. I’m still trying to work out exactly why the Great Oz extended his original warning southeast yesterday when the bulk of the rain so far has fallen across the Northwest England. Who knows what day two of this mega-long warning of heavy rain will bring.