Charts showing monthly rainfall in this area for the last 44 years.
First chart shows monthly figures, second shows bar chart per month, third shows bar chart per year
On 13th August we had 54 mms of rain in about 30 minutes. This must be a record for the rate of downfall, although I don't have records to support that. Then later in the same month, on 16th, we had 32.5 mms in the 24 hours - not so severe but still a lot in one day. Despite these heavy amounts, August's rainfall was still not a record for that month and did not cause any flooding.
In May, it didn't rain between 11th and 31st. And then in September it didn't rain between 3rd and 21st.
On 23rd December we had 45 mms of rain. This produced the most severe floods in the living memory of some senior residents. This was less rain than in some previous days where there had been no flooding, but the land was very wet already.
This was the wettest winter (Dec 20, Jan 21, Feb 21) on record.