Southern Testing’s Groundwater Specialists are Prepared for the Oncoming Winter Flooding Season

It’s been a wet November so far, and the general risk for localised surface water and groundwater related flooding is increasing as we head into winter.  Southern Testing’s own weather station at our East Grinstead head office recorded 125mm of rain so far this month – greater than the long term average for southeast England in November. According to the British Geological Society (BGS) UK hydrogeological summary for October, released this week, last month saw mild but unsettled weather and seven times more rainfall than the month before. The unusually dry September gave high early autumn soil moisture deficits, but by the end of October many areas were close to saturation again. While the general water resources outlook for this season is good, it seems likely that we’re in for another soggy winter. For more information check out the BGS report for October.

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