Yesterday afternoon/early evening saw the strongest rain in London that I've ever experienced. I'd place a bet that it was the strongest rain EVER in the national's capital. I live nearish to the highest point in the city, and the roads had turned into rivers. Cars were tire deep in water on the roads. Car alarms were randomly going off. Houses that were once thought to be flood-free had a nice lining of water throughout. My garden patio was filled knee deep with water. It took 3 hours for it to drain away. My cat came in as it it had been swimming. After drying her for 10 minutes, she looked like she would normally after coming in after the rain! Tube stations were closed, overland trains were stationary, waiting for flooded tracks to clear, and thunder and lightning rocked the skys. Its even raining right now. The only thing is, IT'S THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST FOR THE LOVE OF........ Our height of summer will likely take the record for rainfall this year. British weather ladies and gents.