According to the weather station in Newcastle, total rainfall so far this year in Galway is 33.4 mm/1.31 inches. It feels like so much more than that with flooded fields and spongy earth all over the island.
We are actually fortunate as the rainfall mostly runs off the island hillsides, collecting here and there but not overflowing rivers and flooding homes as it is on the mainland.
After years being ignored in storage, today we hung up our rain gauge and Johnny said jokingly that now it likely won’t rain anymore. Let’s hope he’s right, for ourselves, and more so for the sake of the mainlanders who have no homes to live in right now and have seen their possessions and treasures ruined by seemingly endless rainfall.