On 22 June 2023 in my village in LE8, south Leicester, UK, there was a large deluge of rain and my house got lightly flooded - the only time ever in 30 years. I'm trying to make a claim now; the insurers have gone on the internet and looked at the weather for that date for Leicester via timeanddate.com, worldweatheronline, etc. They say there wasn't enough rain on that date to have caused flooding in a structurally sound building - which they do, only 2.2mm max I've seen.
Why is this? Looking at meteo centre, we're kind of in the middle of an empty spot for professional weather stations. Could this be why? Are professional weather stations the only places to record weather? So when I look up our postcode in south Leicester historical weather on timeanddate or similar, is it just interpolating between adjacent weather stations?
Will a city like Leicester have a weather recording device, or is it only in these fairly infrequent weather stations that it is officially recorded?
Also, the met office seems to have data for the past 48 hrs, but for no longer than this (excepting special weather events) - why do they only show 48hrs worth?