An average of 13.2 litres of water per square metre was registered by dawn on the Segura river basin yesterday with some areas receiving over 30 litres per square metre including nearby Jacarilla.
The rain, which continued from approximately 10pm until 8am, has provided much needed water for the citrus trees and other crops in the area.
In terms of records it was the highest amount of rain on a day in August for ten years. The previous highest recorded amount was 36 litres per square metre on the 25th August 1997.
So as we tell our friends in England, "when it rains it really rains".