Wettest December in Britain

LONDON • Britain has had its wettest December since records began and more than 120 flood alerts and warnings were issued ahead of a major storm on Christmas night.

Seven red flood warnings - signifying a "severe threat - were issued by the Environment Agency and Met Office in advance of storm Eva, said Sky News.

The Guardian said Eva was expected to roll across northern England and Wales through Christmas night, reaching southern Scotland on Boxing Day.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 27, 2015, with the headline 'Wettest December in Britain'. Print Edition | Subscribe