It has been very dry for a long time now, it maybe rained once in June and there was very little rain in May either. The last time that I noted a lot of rain was in mid April.
So the rain today was very welcome, seems strange to be writing this but it seemed to be quite the event at the time! There was a few hours of rain, at times reasonably heavy.
Not sure how long that is going to last, but at least all the garden is now wet, including the bits that I have not being watering.
The forecast is for more warm dry weather for the week, so watering may have to resume at some point.