It may seem unlikely as some of us are currently surrounded by snowy landscapes but preliminary Met Office figures indicate that this winter ‘was probably the warmest ever for England and Wales’ beating previous records set in 2007 and 1989.
The final set of winter temperature readings are yet to be processed from weather stations around the UK but 2015/16 is expected to beat records going back to the 17th century.
December 2015 was the wettest month ever recorded in UK with double the average amount of rain and temperatures 4.1C higher than average. The average total rainfall across the country over the winter was 515mm, coming second only to 2013/2014, which saw widespread storms and flooding.
The warm weather and extreme rainfall has led to widespread flooding and has highlighted the need for better planning for extreme weather events. Envireau Water is experienced in all aspects of water management and planning, so if you feel you at risk from changing weather patterns, then contact us.