Are UK storms getting worse?

Severe weather warnings remain in place across parts of UK

A person stands on the shoreline in Newhaven watching huge weaves during Storm Henk
Huge waves whipped up by Storm Henk crash on to the shore at Newhaven in East Sussex on 2 January
(Image credit: Adrian Dennis / AFP via Getty Images)

The new year got off to a wet and wild start as Storm Henk caused flooding and power outages across parts of the UK.

The Met Office issued more than 300 flood warnings for England yesterday as the road and rail networks continued to face disruption caused by heavy rainfall and strong winds. Henk comes "hot on the heels" of Storm Gerrit, which led to the deaths of three people in December, said the BBC.

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