Hmmm, down a teeny bit today.
It was a bit dull and grey this morning, so I decided not to think about going out anywhere. This turned out to be a good move, as it got a bit wet. OK, it rained. It rained seriously heavily. Hail, lightning, thunder, plagues of frogs, the road outside turned into a stream, the side road into a river, and there was much weeping and wailing and renewed use of #toonflood on Twitter.
Reports suggest that it wasn’t quite as bad as the storm in late June, but it did involve roads becoming impassable, the Metro having to suspend some services and Newcastle Central station flooding. Again.
A picture being widely retweeted shows a bus in severe difficulty:
— Mark Bullock (@Bully5HVFC) August 5, 2012
The best I could do was this iPhone picture from my window. I wasn’t going to attempt to go outside….
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 4.28mm
Taken: 5 August, 2012