Some facts about last month’s flooding…

  • April 2012 was the wettest month for over 100 years
  • June saw 145.3 mm across the UK meaning that it was the wettest since records began in 1910
  • Claims as a result of flooding will exceed the £40m mark which was the cost back in 2008 in Morepeth, Northumberland
  • It now seems that annual floods are part and parcel of UK weather nowadays, the costs are predicted to rise from £1.2bn each year to £1.5bn or even £3.5bn by 2020
  • The conditions that led to the extreme weather conditions were caused by a warm front blowing northward from the Azores and an eastward travelling cold front that came together over the British Isles

Click here to find out what the BBC said about the flooding