Oh what a lovely drop of rain on Monday morning.

After a couple of months without the heavy showers were most welcome - the ground and plants have been calling out for a good soaking and the streets a wash down.

And at last now the River Foss has a bit of flow. After months of stagnation and with a bank to bank coverage of duckweed the aquatic life must be suffering.

DM Deamer, Penleys Grove Street, Monkgate, York