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United Kingdom Flooded

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East-Indian ink & acrylic on photo paper  7 x 9.5 cm

The incessant storms and rainfall over the past two months have made this the United Kingdom's wettest winter since records began in 1910. According to provisional figures from the Met Office, the UK received 486.8mm of rain between 1 December 2013 and 19 February 2014. This beat the previous record of 485.1mm of rain set in 1995. This wild winter is remarkable not just for the sheer volumes of water that have landed but also for the persistence with which the storms have repeatedly delivered them. The southeast and central southern England region broke the winter record on 11 February with a total of 439.2mm, smashing the previous one that had lasted since 1914-1915. (BBC)

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