Climate change means that the weather in the UK is becoming more extreme, and the winter of 2019–20, which was particularly wet and stormy, provides evidence for this. Autumn 2019 had record rainfall, causing floods in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Then storms including Ciara, Dennis and Jorge brought record rainfall in February, affecting southwestern parts of the country particularly badly. Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster were all affected by flooding in November 2019.
However, in 2007 the flooding was probably worse when the River Don burst its banks following very heavy rainfall. On that occasion, two people died and hundreds were evacuated from their homes. The damage to property was estimated at more than £400 million.
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