Hung out to dry
SIR – Roger Wardle (Letters, April 8) wonders why he sometimes gets rain in his back garden but not in the front.
His letter reminded me of one occasion when I was umpiring a cricket match. Standing at square leg, I was getting soaked, while the batsmen, bowler and my colleague at the bowler’s end were all perfectly dry. Barry Nickels
Spofforth, North Yorkshire
SIR – I have a clear memory of walking home with my father from a school concert when it started to rain. We crossed the road and kept dry.
This taught me that there is always a boundary, somewhere. Brian Foster
SIR – I strongly suspect that if Mr Wardle ventures outside the next time he experiences this apparent mystery, he will be rained on in both his back and front gardens.
The prevailing wind leaves evidence on the windows of one side of the house only. My wife and I have often commented on this. Brian Swindell
SIR – If our cat asks to go out the back door, only to see it raining, she will quickly come back in and go round to the front door hoping for better weather. Martin Horsfall
Newick, East Sussex