Soaking rain is perfect. Just remember, this time last year we were suffering from heatwave after heatwave. The Gospers Mountain fire was just starting its 3 month life, and there were fires from Qld to Victoria and beyond. It was the beginning of Australia's Black Summer, and the summer from hell. I know which type of summer I would prefer. Nice long, soaking rain. Last summer was the complete arsehole of climate, one I don't ever wish to experience again in my lifetime.