Please explain the meaning of the following quote: ''Viewers as far apart as Kent, Yorkshire, and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that instead of the rain Ipromised yesterday, they've had a...

Please explain the meaning of the following quote: ''Viewers as far apart as Kent, Yorkshire, and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that instead of the rain Ipromised yesterday, they've had a downpour of shootingstars!''

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A weather forecaster is remarking that although he had predicted rain, an unexpected meteor shower had occurred instead. The "shooting stars" are actually not meteorites at all; they are the visible light from the casting of magical spells. Although the Wizarding world prefers to conceal itself and remain separate from the Muggle world, Muggles do occasionally catch a glimpse of magical happenings. However, the Muggles tend to explain away the strange phenomenon rather than consider the magic might be possible, thereby preserving the Wizarding world's secrecy.

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