Dec 6, 2015

Photos: Storm Desmond flooding has broken UK rainfall records

Honister Rd, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 8HS
UK
by
Kevin J. Delaney
,
Quartz
A street in Carlisle, Britain. Photo: Phil Noble, Reuters
A street in Carlisle, Britain. Photo: Phil Noble, Reuters

Storm Desmond dropped a total of 262.6 mm (10.3 inches) of rain in Cumbria county, in northwest England, from Friday through Sunday. Floods minister Rory Stewart told the BBC that Desmond had “broken all the UK rainfall records.” The rainfall from Storm Desmond is over for the UK. But more rain expected mid-week could complicate clean-up efforts