The UK has experienced many extreme weather events in the last decade, eg:
This extreme weather impacts on UK citizens in many different ways. Bouts of high precipitation have caused flooding to residential properties, industrial buildings, and transport links, while periods of high temperatures have led to water restrictions and crop failure on farms. There have been some positive effects, however. For example, a warmer climate has allowed new crops like tea, grape vines and olives to be grown commercially in parts of the UK for the first time.
Flooding is becoming more frequent in the UK. The Environmental Agency is responsible for monitoring the potential for flooding. They evaluate the risk of flooding and issue warnings for areas. They use three codes to help people be able to prepare: