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First quarter century of Thames Barrier marked.(News)

On the day that marks 25 years since the Thames Barrier was first raised to protect London from possible flooding, experts from the Met Office say that the next quarter century could see greater frequency of extreme weather events along with more torrential rain, particularly during winter months.

The barrier offers London unparalleled protection against North Sea tidal surges as well as holding back high tides when the river is swollen by heavy rainfall upstream. And the Met Office is currently providing advice to the Environment Agency on the possible impact of climate change in the South East as it considers options for flood risk management in the

Thames Estuary up to the year 2100. …

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