January was England's wettest winter month in almost 250 years Event
Januar 2014 war der feuchteste Januar, den England seit Beginn der Wetteraufzeichnung im Jahr 1767 erlebte. Die Radcliffe Meteorological Station an der Universität in Oxford rechnte aus, das dreimal mehr Regen als im Durchschnitt fiel.
Weather observers at the School of Geography and Environment confirmed that January 2014 being the wettest since records began in the 1760s. The heavy rain meant that the total recorded at the University's Radcliffe Meteorological Station overtook the previous record in January 1852 of 138.7mm. January 2014's rainfall of 146.9mm is almost three times the average for the month of 52.5mm.