By Paul Homewood
As we know, it is the southern half of England that has suffered the most from excessive rainfall this winter. As I have already pointed out, in the SW England & S Wales region, Met Office records show that they had a much wetter winter period than we have so far this year.
The British Rainfall publication for 1930, produced by the Met Office, confirms this is certainly true in the case of Ross on Wye, a small town in Herefordshire, marked on the map below.
According to British Rainfall, rainfall from October 1929 to January 1930 amounted to 26.88 inches, or 683mm.
In comparison, October 2013 to January 2014 rainfall totalled 503mm.
And it is not just Ross on Wye. Further east at Oxford, bang in the middle of the flooded Thames Valley, we find that 1929/30 was also much wetter. From the
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Britain has deployed Royal Marines to help with devastating floods after what officials say is likely the worst winter rainfall in 250 years The Telegraph (Australia) Flood Devastation as UK suffers worst winter rainfall in 250 years. Friday, 7th February 2014
So what happened 100, 250, 500, 750, 1000 years ago? Did they have exceptional winters, storms and flooding?