The UK will see more severe floods like those in Boscastle.(News Extra)

Britain can expect more tropical-style rainfall as climate change gathers pace, according to research carried out by Newcastle University.

Scientists said extreme conditions that are likely to lead to flooding have become more common and intense over the last 40 years.

They found that rainstorms have doubled in intensity in places like eastern Scotland and north-east England.

Storms are also becoming more intense in autumn, threatening flood defences. …

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