Major UK Floods

In recent history the worst floods to hit the UK were probably held to be the floods of 1947. There had been a lot of heavy snowfall in this year which underwent a sudden and unexpected thaw and extremely heavy rain. This resulted in widespread flooding across the UK with many rivers breaking their banks. Flooding occurred all over the country with the Fens, the Midlands, East Anglia, the South and parts of Yorkshire most badly hit. In the 1950s the East Coast of the UK was also badly hit when high winds and North Sea surges flooded this coastal area.

Until recent years floods seemed to be isolated incidents. Notable major UK floods during this period included: