07 August 1997
…as they cause havoc in Ireland ca

FLOODING caused £14m-worth of damage to crops in the Republic of Ireland this week.

The torrential rain also spread across England.

A 67-year-old Irish farmer was found dead in a sodden field in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare. He was believed to have drowned in the floods that swept the Republic.

  • Farmers planting crops could benefit from four-year weather forecasts. The possibility of these has moved a step closer with the discovery by British scientists of a vast temperature cycle in the North Atlantic. They believe this may be playing a crucial role in shaping the climate over western Europe severalyears ahead.

  • The Daily Telegraph 07/08/97 page 5
  • The Times 07/08/97 page 1, page 20
  • The Independent 07/08/97 page 1
  • The Guardian 07/08/97 page 6