Trying to Make Sense of the Weather

It seems likely, on a preliminary analysis by the Met Office in the United Kingdom that extreme rainfall is becoming more frequent in the United Kingdom. Generally extreme rainfall is a very heavy downpour of rain – the kind that we may experience three or four times a year, but the trend shown by observations is that extreme rainfall is now happening five times a year, and the trend of increasing frequency of extreme rainfall has been on a more frequent basis since 1960. Continue reading