how much rain did we have last night?? lots is the answer to that, all on top of the snow which fell late yesterday. And all this just as workmen have begun removing the network of pipes around Chichester – I checked the level of the river on my way in to work this morning, and it is just at the bottom of the flood marker, but it will take a day or two for all this water to filter down through the chalk and into the river itself. Parts of the A27 around Westhampnett were coned off this morning, and there were great floods across the road in places. Not good – just when things were starting to dry out a little. Certainly the level of flooding here at the nursery is approaching the levels we saw in late December.