Wettest August for a century – special report

Farmers across the UK have been hit by a record rainfall in August, with farmland flooded and hundreds of livestock drowned.

Read how the rain has affected harvest and see pictures from across the country in our special report.

Latest weather stories:

  • Record rainfall hits farm businesses across the UK

  • Keeping combines afloat – dual wheel sales surge

  • Act now to preserve wet grain

  • Further weather misery as shows are cancelled due to rain

  • Rain expected to dominate much of the country

  • Weather could increase risk from seed-borne diseases, says NIAB

  • Rain should ease black aphid fears in beet

  • Flooded Welsh farmland

    Pictures and video:

    PICTURES: Farms flooded as UK experiences wettest August for 100 years
    PICTURES: Flooding hits farmland in Northern Ireland
    PICTURES: Harvest Highlights Picture Gallery reflects farmers’ rain woes
    Wreckers Yard: Wet weather causes problems for one Canadian farmer
    VIDEO AND PICTURES – Storm causes major floods in New Zealand

    Flooded Irish farmland

    Latest Harvest Highlights stories:

  • Combines roll, but rain continues to frustrate

  • Combines get going in some regions following rain delay

  • Barometer Farm spotlight: Trio of troubles on eastern barometer farm

  • Heavy rain prevented Richard Burt from making a start on his wheat at Rotherdale Farm

  • Frustration builds as rain keeps combines out of ripe crops

  • Some farmers dodge the wet weather to continue combining

  • Torrential rain meant Carl Driver was not on combining

  • Wet weather frustrates as harvest is stalled

  • Weather dampens harvesting hopes

  • Showers keep frustrating farmers but some sneak in more combining

  • Rain affects wheat and barley in South and East

  • Early wheat yields produced in Lincolnshire while combines try to avoid the rain

  • Rain has stopped play at Duncan Whiteman’s Arlescott Farm

  • The wet weather is starting to affect wheat quality at Roger Colebrook’s Whitehall Farm