High risk of downpours leading to floods could happen during winter, say Met Office


A new Met Office study has found that winter downpours that lead to floods, such as in 2014, could happen again.

The study say that there’s a one in three chance of of monthly rainfall records being broken during the winter, the Met Office found.

The winter of 2014 saw the heaviest amount of rainfall in over 100 years and current computer simulations suggests similar or greater risk of record breaking rainfall could occur again in the next decade.

Not only is there a greater risk, but estimations point to these events breaking current records by up to 30%.

The Met Office study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

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