It hasn’t rained this much in England in 248 years

Grist: England is known as a rainy place. But the incredible spate of storms and flooding that have knocked out parts of the rail system, turn the lights off, washed away part of the coast, and depressed the hell out of penguins are not normal. According to ClimateWire, the Met office, which covers U.K. climate and weather, reported this week that it hasn’t been this rainy since the 1700s: "For England and Wales this was one of, if not the most, exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248......

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