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The most extreme weather events of 2021
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The most extreme weather events of 2021

This year’s weather should be ‘canary’ in the climate change ‘coal mine’, says scientist
1 Nov 2021
How does Storm Ophelia compare to the Great Storm of 1987?
Fallen trees in Sidcup, Kent, after the Great Storm of 1987
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How does Storm Ophelia compare to the Great Storm of 1987?

Former hurricane bears down on UK on the 30th anniversary of the worst storm in living memory
16 Oct 2017
UK weather: Storm Abigail brings 90mph wind warnings
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UK weather: Storm Abigail brings 90mph wind warnings

Schools closed and power out for many homes in Scotland as Storm Abigail hits the UK
13 Nov 2015
Frank and Rhonda: Met Office reveals storm names
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Frank and Rhonda: Met Office reveals storm names

Naming storms is the Met Office's latest move in raising awareness of dangerous weather conditions
20 Oct 2015
FLOODS: Ministers to quiz insurers
DATCHET, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 17:A woman navigates past sandbags on February 17, 2014 in Chertsey, United Kingdom. The Environment Agency continues to issue severe flood warnings for a n
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FLOODS: Ministers to quiz insurers

Final floods damage bill could cost insurers as much as £1bn, prompting fears of a rise in premiums
18 Feb 2014
Flood insurance: Government's leaky plan has Catch-22
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Flood insurance: Government's leaky plan has Catch-22

Cost of the bad weather could reach £1bn, with claims expected to hit £30,000 each
14 Feb 2014
Infographic: how often has the Thames Barrier been used?
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Infographic: how often has the Thames Barrier been used?

The Thames Barrier has been raised 28 times in the last ten weeks – that's 20% of the total since it was built
12 Feb 2014

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Floods: 'Money is no object' becomes 'No blank cheque'
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Floods: 'Money is no object' becomes 'No blank cheque'

Cameron's pledge that 'We are a wealthy country' has Whitehall spin doctors rowing quickly backwards
12 Feb 2014
Flooding gets more political as Labour appointees are blamed
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Flooding gets more political as Labour appointees are blamed

As Lord Smith tries to defend Environment Agency, Baroness Young's spell in charge raises questions
10 Feb 2014
UK STORMS: Why we must learn to live with flooding
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UK STORMS: Why we must learn to live with flooding

The trouble with building flood defences is that it encourages risky development, says Keith Beven
10 Feb 2014
Storms batter the south coast – in pictures
DAWLISH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05:Railway workers inspect the main Exeter to Plymouth railway line that has been closed due to parts of it being washed away by the sea at Dawlish on Febru
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Storms batter the south coast – in pictures

6 Feb 2014
Flooding: timely op puts hapless Paterson out of frame
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Flooding: timely op puts hapless Paterson out of frame

Environment Secretary's emergency operation means trusty Eric Pickles now takes charge of flooding
6 Feb 2014
UK weather: homes flooded as storm hits Britain
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UK weather: homes flooded as storm hits Britain

Flood warnings issued across the UK as high tides combine with Atlantic storms to pose threat to life
3 Jan 2014
557 job cuts in flood protection: bad timing for Paterson
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557 job cuts in flood protection: bad timing for Paterson

As Cobra meets to discuss flooding, Environment Secretary is left in deep water by predecessor
3 Jan 2014
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