Research seems to suggest that Britain’s weather is changing, and paradoxically these changes are making our weather patterns less changeable.
In years gone by, Britain was famous for its unpredictable weather and for being able to have four seasons in one day, no matter what time of year it happened to be. Today, however, things are different and we are finding that are winters are colder but more consistent and that are summers remain warm but far wetter. This means that we need to address the way in which we protect our homes accordingly, and whilst longer and colder winters and wetter summers may not sound hugely appealing, they will at least let us know where we stand.
By being able to predict colder weather more easily, we can ensure we have the right tools to deal with it, and knowing that heavy rainfall will be common in warmer months will allow us to source flood defences and drainage solutions accordingly.
Whilst winter weather might once have caused only mild damage due to regular warmer periods throughout the colder months, today our homes will need far more focussed protection to ensure they stay safe and in good condition.
The right water drainage will be more necessary than ever in both the winter and summer months, with heavier snowfall likely to cause blockages in the winter and tempestuous weather likely to lead to deluges in the summer.
Whether global warming is having an effect or whether, as the world has seen many times before, climates are naturally changing, there is no doubting that weather patterns are changing across the world. And, whilst our more predictable weather may be less fun, and less inviting, it will no doubt be far more beneficial when it comes to protecting our homes and ensuring we can avoid serious weather damage throughout the year.