Saturday, February 1, 2014

January was England's wettest winter month in almost 250 years

Last month's seasonal total was higher than any since 1767 and three times the average levelFlooding beside the River Avon in Bristol.
The deluge that has engulfed southern and central England in recent weeks is the worst winter downpour in almost 250 years, according to figures from the world's longest-running weather station.
The rainfall measured at the historic Radcliffe Meteorological Station at Oxford University in January was greater than for any winter month since daily recording began there in 1767, and three times the average amount