Devizes shoppers drenched by late arrival of forecast downpour

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: One Devizes garden began to resemble a river on Tuesday One Devizes garden began to resemble a river on Tuesday

Shoppers were caught out in Devizes when the heavens opened yesterday afternoon.

Forecast heavy showers on Monday arrived in west Wiltshire, Marlborough and Pewsey, although Devizes remained dry.

But yesterday it was a different story with one woman saying: "It rained for about an hour from about 2pm, but not that hard, so I went out to do some shopping.

"Then there was an absolute deluge, complete with thunder and lightning.

"Quite a few people took shelter in Marks and Spencer but I eventually thought I'd take a chance on walking home and got absolutely drenched.

"I had to pop into the garage at the Castle Hotel and empty the water out of my shoes.

"The garden water butt, which had been almost empty, is now almost three quarters full - pretty good going for one afternoon's rainfall."

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9:31pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Paul Tucker says...

It rained! People got wet! Who would have thought that could happen?
There must be an award for such investigative and incisive reporting.
It rained! People got wet! Who would have thought that could happen? There must be an award for such investigative and incisive reporting. Paul Tucker
  • Score: 11

9:11am Thu 10 Jul 14

Incoming ! says...

So in summary - the news is - "Today it rained". Can I take it that its a slow news day, or did you spend lunchtime down the pub and need a few inches to fill up column space. Good grief
So in summary - the news is - "Today it rained". Can I take it that its a slow news day, or did you spend lunchtime down the pub and need a few inches to fill up column space. Good grief Incoming !
  • Score: 7

10:30am Thu 10 Jul 14

Paul Tucker says...

Maybe it was aliens causing a distraction while making their latest crop circle. I think we should be told.
Maybe it was aliens causing a distraction while making their latest crop circle. I think we should be told. Paul Tucker
  • Score: 5
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