England continues to reel from the unusual amount of summer rain. According to the country’s national weather services this has been the rainiest summer since 1947. Although the torrential rains have stopped, the problem is that the water is draining into river basins that are unable to cope with the enormous volume of water.
The Severn, The Thames, the Avon and other major rivers are at flood stage. If you plan on traveling in this area in the immediate future, you may want to change your plans. See this article from the BBC that includes a map of the severe flood warnings that are now in place.
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