It was fairly downcast in Belfast all morning, with the mountains covered in cloud. That lasted until about twenty past twelve when the heavens opened and torrential rain poured down on the summery-dressed people below for the next two hours or so.
Some East Belfast highlights taken from a longer BBC news story ...
Rain causes widespread flooding
East Belfast has been particularly affected by the downpour.
Connswater Shopping Centre had to close water started pouring through ceiling vents.
Strandtown Primary School and police station have also been flooded.
Meanwhile, rainwater has leaked into the third and fourth floors of Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Deputy Speaker John Dallat warned MLAs the flooding may have damaged the building’s fire alarm system causing it to be activated by accident.
It has also been reported that cars are floating down Ladas Drive and Channing Street, off the Castlereagh Road.
Please send pictures of any flooding in your area to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll agree that some of the pictures are startling.