2012 is recognized by the National Weather Bureau second in precipitation for the entire period of meteorological observations in Britain. According to estimates of the Bureau of the islands in the past year has fallen 1 330.7 mm. And it is only 6 mm less than the record wet year 2000.
To count the amount of rainfall in the country, where the most popular subject for discussion is always the weather, began in 1910. But, strangely enough, the four wettest years of the five leaders arrive in time for the period after 2000. On the eve of Christmas on the road and railways in Britain reigned water present chaos, and in November 2012 in the south of England and Wales from floods killed at least three people.
Over the last year in the British Isles were almost submerged 8000 to a property for the farmers of disaster associated with the high water, the cost of $ 2.1 billion, and even though the total period of drought in the spring of 2012, ending up in the next flood after April showers, 2012 rightly takes its title of one of the wettest years in Britain. Incidentally, in April 2012 became the wet over the past 100 years.
Losses that brought the Christmas downpours are evaluated by experts in? 1 billion if we add to them damage? 12 billion from the summer and autumn floods, you get a dizzying amount comparable to the 2.5-day strike of the working population of the kingdom, there were 29 million. Amount payable under the insurance was about? 800 million, this was not in 2007, when the payments come close to £ 3.7 billion
And in January 2013 floods did not leave the British Isles. At risk get the whole of Wales, Herefordshire, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Similar climate tends to increase the amount of annual precipitation is observed in other countries on other continents. For example, in India and China. More detailed understanding of the causes of what is happening and predict the most likely outcome to be learned from relevant areas of science.