So just how wet was it across the region last night?

Pittville Park, Cheltenham in the rain.
Pittville Park, Cheltenham in the rain. Photo: Stew Green

The wettest part of the region last night was Market Bosworth in Leicestershire.

Below are the rainfall statistics in the 24 hours up to 10am this morning.

Interesting figures, bearing in mind that the average July rainfall for Shawbury is 53.9mm and for Birmingham is 69mm - AND that most of that would have fallen in the latter 12 hours of the period.

The heaviest rain over the North Midlands should soon be clearing away northwards to be replaced by sunny spells and further showers. These may be sharp, but will blow through quickly on the lively breeze. Temps 22 or 23c.

Below are rainfall statistics from the official Met Office rain guages across the region, measured in millimetres. Only those greater than 30mm detailed:

  • MARKET BOSWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE 65.2
  • LEEK, THORNCLIFFE STAFFORDSHIRE 49.8
  • NEWPORT (SALOP) SHROPSHIRE 45
  • COTON-IN-THE-ELMS, DERBYSHIRE 41
  • KEELE, STAFFORDSHIRE 37.8
  • SHAWBURY, SHROPSHIRE 31.8
  • COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS 31
  • WINTERBOURNE NO2, WEST MIDLANDS 30.2