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‘The Winter Floods of 2015/2016 in the UK’


This scientific review of last winter's floods confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.

The report brings together both river flow and meteorological data in an analysis of the events that led to extensive river flooding in northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of Wales over a three month period. Produced by CEH in collaboration with BHS, the detailed analysis confirms that the Winter 2015/2016 episode ranks alongside the floods of 1947 as one of the two largest flood events of the last 100 years at least. Copies are now available to download via the NHMP website: and print copies will be available shortly on request - expected early Jan. 2017.