We are often told that our weather these days is more extreme than in the past because of "climate change". Every extreme weather event is used to belabour this point.
I therefore decided to put together a history of similar events from 1971 to give some perspective. I picked 1971 purely at random simply because it was 40 years ago. I have attached my findings. Each event is fully referenced and I have satisfied myself that each reference is genuine.
I have deliberately made no attempt to draw comparisons between 1971 and 2010/11, but simply want others to see the facts for themselves so that they can make their own conclusions.