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!''
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.