Saturday, February 29, 2020

How much more can the UK take?

When we had those three days of torrential rain in September, they caused widespread flooding,  major chaos and a great deal of damage.

In Britain they have faced, not just one episode of extreme weather but storm after storm - each one bringing more wind and rain. There are large parts of the country that haven't recovered from the first storms and are continuing to be battered by the ones that have followed. Just as river levels start to drop, another bout of heavy rain on saturated land brings them back up again.

Storms are generally given names in alphabetical order - the current one is Jorge and follows Dennis.

PS The reason this isn’t Storm Ellen is because it was named by the Spanish meteorological service, AEMET, and convention holds that other national meteorological services will follow the name to avoid confusion.

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