I live on the upslope of a valley and can literally sit in the garden and watch the storms or rain pass by, half a mile away, a lot of the time.
It has been hot here though, to the extent we ordered a tower fan. I think keeping hydrated is important. The heat definitely leads to more sluggishness. Maybe more for the wildlife thread but we have more sources of water out in the garden. We didn’t really get the phenomenal downpours that a lot of the country got, though the collapse of the A68 at Fala wasn’t reassuring. Under normal circumstances I would use that road several times a week.