December 2015 was easily the mildest December on record. It was also the wettest calendar month on record. Storms propelled by the jet stream were mainly to blame, it says, with contributions from the El Nino weather phenomenon and man-made climate change. Numerous species of plants flowered months early, believing it to already be Spring. … Read moreDecember 2015 – Freakishly mild, but wild and wet.
The River Wear in spate again in mid September 2008. The main wear, normally visible about 4ft above the river is almost totally submerged. The river was 6” away from bursting it’s banks. This was the scene in Croxdale in September 2008 as firemen begin the cleanup process after another flooding episode at The Honest … Read moreRiver Wear in flood again, Sepember 2008