The coasts are being battered by tidal surges, and with the continuous rain, the rivers are bursting their banks.
In the spring of 2012 many counties had already imposed a hosepipe ban on their residents, it was soon lifted when we had one of the wettest summers for 100 years.
Even after last summer (2013), which was the warmest since 2006, to my knowledge there weren’t any hosepipe bans anywhere.
Today we went to Worcester on the train, a journey of about fifteen miles. Looking out of the window across the quagmire of mud and water that was once fields, I started to wonder how much more water our country can take.
The River Severn – which flows through Worcester – is the UK’s longest river. Starting in the hills of North Wales, it enters the Bristol channel 220 miles later, wreaking havoc in times of flood, with many towns and cities en route.
The scenes in this short video are becoming a far too common sight these days. Not the worst I’ve seen, but they do seem to be happening more frequently.
The above photo of T (standing near Watergate) pointing to the highest recorded level that I’ve seen, was taken in August 2013.
Todays level, which can be seen on the Watergate clip in the video below, I’m guessing would probably be up to his waist.