David Archer (JBA) has compiled chronologies of historical flood events from newspaper archives and other sources for 9 regions/catchments in England (regions shown in map). The chronologies typically date back to 1800s. We have georeferenced the place names mentioned in the text and created two map products
Interactive timelines of flood events, depicting maps of places impacted with related descriptions
Maps searchable by place name, together with daily rainfall totals from the British Rainfall publications and a Tipping Bucket Raingauge dataset☨
The document text may also be searched here
Tipping Bucket Raingauge Data
Blenkinsop et al., (2017) developed an hourly quality-controlled hourly data set for the the United Kingdom. Several derived products have been derived from this data set, available below.
There are long rainfall records for over 190 rain gauges (defined as ≥ 17 years). For these gauges, we have extracted the 1-hour annual maximum total. These have been made available to explore as barcharts or maps:
For 1,900 raingauges located across the UK, we have extracted the largest 10 totals for given durations. These are plotted against some of the highest UK totals ever recorded in the, to provide context.
We have extracted ~16,000 'heavy falls on rainfall days' from British Rainfall publications, the locations of which are shown in the map below.
These data can be downloaded as a shapefile here.
Absolute Rates of rise in river stage over a 15min interval have been compiled for South West England.
We have analysed the rainfall-runoff records associated with annual maximum floods.
☨ Blenkinsop, S., Lewis, E., Chan, S. C. and Fowler, H. J. (2017), Quality-control of an hourly rainfall dataset and climatology of extremes for the UK. Int. J. Climatol.. doi:10.1002/joc.4735