Very seldom did we have that kind of rain in Salton City. When that happened, Frank and I used to sit on the porch and enjoy the falling rain. That was entertainement! In other places, I just hate rain!
Proper rain is definitely worth sitting on the veranda and watching.
Looks a lot like north west England at the moment.
Yes, no exaggeration. The rainfall in parts of England has been of a tropical intensity.