...in the Black Country reported that they use "bucketing" to describe heavy rain, but in Leeds and Newcastle, most would use "chucking it down".
Those in Birmingham and Bristol use "tipping it down" and Londoners say "caning it".
I was born in London and lived near it for many years but I can’t recall the word ‘caning’ with respect to heavy rain. Driving hard or heavy drinking possibly, but rarely if ever re-rain. Perhaps it is a north or West London thing?
I have frequently heard hammering down; bucketing down; tipping it down and indeed chucking it down but apparently those expressions are favoured by other parts of the country.
They don’t even mention stair-rodding.
This, in an effort to make forecasts more accessible.
PS Going back to the story to get a url link and the bally thing has gorn.
Humpf. Like in some places they might not understand ‘heavy rain’.