As heavy rain continues to sweep across the country, Britain is suffering the worst floods for 60 years. Thousands of people are still being evacuated from their homes as water levels continue to rise in rivers across the south of England and the Midlands. The current floods are the worst in the history of Britain with the River Thames in Oxfordshire and River Severn in Gloucestershire perilously high. Thousands of homes have been left without power and clean water.
Scientists are linking the severe weather conditions to global warming. Their argument is that as the earth heats up, it creates more moisture in the air which leads to heavier rainfall. Meanwhile severe flood warnings remain in place as yet more rain is forecast.