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The word monsoon comes from the Arabic word 'mausim' which translates as 'season', which is suggestive of the seasonal nature of the monsoon and its associated rains.
Freezing rain is fairly rare in the UK. When it does occur the consequences can be devastating. This case study looks at an occurrence which affected Wales, SW England and the Midlands in January 1996.
Find out how much rain we get in the UK and where gets the most rainfall.
During severe weather trains are often busier as people leave the car or bike at home. The rail network copes well with 'run of the mill' winter weather.
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