Floods

What causes flooding?
Taxi drives on flooded London street
Getting to grips with . . .

What causes flooding?

Government hopes £5.2bn flood defence plan and lower emissions can protect UK homes and businesses
8 Oct 2021
The most extreme weather events in 2021
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The most extreme weather events in 2021

Hundreds of lives have been claimed by devastating weather this year
20 Sep 2021
The cities most at risk from climate change
Flooded street in Brooklyn, New York
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The cities most at risk from climate change

Urban populations in coastal areas face most severe impacts from rising temperatures
2 Sep 2021
Gulf Stream collapse explained
Greenland ice climate change
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Gulf Stream collapse explained

Study warns of famine, extreme cold and rising sea levels if planet’s key heat distributor shuts down
6 Aug 2021
China floods sharpen focus on Xi Jinping’s inaction on climate change
A man wades through flood water in Zhengzhou, Henan province
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China floods sharpen focus on Xi Jinping’s inaction on climate change

Death toll mounts as tens of thousands flee homes following ‘worst rainfall in a millennium’
23 Jul 2021
Is climate change reversible?
Man walks in flood
In Depth

Is climate change reversible?

US envoy says COP26 will be ‘pivotal moment’ in ‘decisive year’ for environmental issues
22 Jul 2021
‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’
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‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Jul 2021

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Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’
Armin Laschet speaks to reporters during a visit to Erftstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia
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Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’

Catastrophic extreme weather may hand boost to rival Green Party campaign
19 Jul 2021
‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns
Flooding in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns

Lunar cycles may mean an increase in floods across coastal cities, first-of-its-kind study finds
15 Jul 2021
Weather warning: threat to life as rains deluge UK
Storm, UK Flooding
In Brief

Weather warning: threat to life as rains deluge UK

North-west England, Wales and parts of the west country experiencing heavy rainfall
10 Mar 2020
Are UK food prices about to surge?
Flooded fields in Herefordshire
In Depth

Are UK food prices about to surge?

Crops washout and coronavirus panic buying causing widespread shortages
2 Mar 2020
What to expect from Storm Jorge
Storm, UK Flooding
In Depth

What to expect from Storm Jorge

Many parts of the UK and Ireland are braced for more flooding and 70mph winds
28 Feb 2020
When will the rain stop?
Flooding
In Depth

When will the rain stop?

Met Office forecasts more rainfall in first half of March, potentially exacerbating flooding across the UK
26 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 26 February
26 Feb 2020
What to do in the event of a flood
Storm Dennis flooding
In Depth

What to do in the event of a flood

More than 400 homes and businesses in UK are flooded. Here’s how to cope
18 Feb 2020
Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?
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In Depth

Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?

New forecasting project will cost £1.2bn of public money
17 Feb 2020
Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?
Storm Dennis flooding
In Brief

Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?

Record number of alerts in place after second storm in seven days causes chaos
17 Feb 2020
Storm Dennis: what we know
Storm Ciara
In Brief

Storm Dennis: what we know

More wet and windy weather set to hit UK just a week after Storm Ciara
12 Feb 2020
Boris Johnson under attack for response to floods - again
UK floods
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Boris Johnson under attack for response to floods - again

Prime minister faces second month of criticism over his response to the issue
24 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: men ‘get away with murder’ using rough sex
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Instant Opinion: men ‘get away with murder’ using rough sex

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 15 November
15 Nov 2019
More than 140 flood warnings in place as travel chaos spread
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In Brief

More than 140 flood warnings in place as travel chaos spread

Record rainfall as winter starts early in the UK
15 Nov 2019
Venice mayor blames climate change for ‘apocalyptic’ floods
Venice flooding
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Venice mayor blames climate change for ‘apocalyptic’ floods

Luigi Brugnaro calls for action after high tides kill two
14 Nov 2019
Boris Johnson under fire for response to flooding
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Boris Johnson under fire for response to flooding

Prime minister accused of ‘utterly outrageous’ lack of concern
13 Nov 2019
Extreme weather of 2019 - in pictures
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Extreme weather of 2019 - in pictures

Environmentalists say climate crisis is exacerbating natural disasters
11 Nov 2019
More flooding expected after ‘raging waters swamped homes’
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More flooding expected after ‘raging waters swamped homes’

More than 100 flood warnings in place in northern England after worsening disruption
8 Nov 2019
Spain flooding: UK Foreign Office issues travel warning
Spain flooding
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Spain flooding: UK Foreign Office issues travel warning

‘Extreme risk’ alert as two people die in storm sweeping across Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Almeria
13 Sep 2019
Droughts and floods: the UK’s worrying climate future
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Droughts and floods: the UK’s worrying climate future

Two alarming reports predict more extreme weather events for northern England
29 Aug 2019
West of England and Wales braced for a month’s rain in a day
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West of England and Wales braced for a month’s rain in a day

Met Office weather alert warns of strong winds, flooding and travel disruption
16 Aug 2019
UK towns ‘may need to be abandoned’ due to flood threat
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn called for better flood defences and said cuts to emergency services have become a serious issue
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UK towns ‘may need to be abandoned’ due to flood threat

Environment Agency warns ‘we cannot win war against water’
9 May 2019
Venice hit by worst floods in ten years - in pictures
VENICE, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Tourists carry a stroller through the flood waters on October 29, 2018 in Venice, Italy. Today due to the exceptional level of the "acqua alta" that reaced 156 cm
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Venice hit by worst floods in ten years - in pictures

High tide flooding closes shops, schools and tourist spots
30 Oct 2018
Venice hit by worst floods in ten years - in pictures
VENICE, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Tourists carry a stroller through the flood waters on October 29, 2018 in Venice, Italy. Today due to the exceptional level of the "acqua alta" that reaced 156 cm
In Brief

Venice hit by worst floods in ten years - in pictures

30 Oct 2018
Record rainfall in Japan leaves 81 people dead
Japanese soldiers have been called in to assist rescue efforts
In Brief

Record rainfall in Japan leaves 81 people dead

Death toll continues to rise after flash flooding and landslides
9 Jul 2018
Search continues for Thai football team trapped in cave
Thai caves
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Search continues for Thai football team trapped in cave

Rescuers are unsure where to look for the young players, who got stuck in a network of caves last Saturday
29 Jun 2018
VIDEO: ‘Once in a millennium’ flood ravages Maryland town
Ellicott City flood
In Brief

VIDEO: ‘Once in a millennium’ flood ravages Maryland town

National Guardsman missing after being swept away by rushing water in Ellicott City
29 May 2018
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