The UK’s summer floods of 2007 were a freak event unrelated to global climate change, according to a report from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).
The key cause was that extended rains early in summer soaked soils that would normally have been dry at that time.
When heavy storms came later, water could not soak away into the ground.
The report said data does not support the notion that UK summer rainfall is increasing or rivers are showing faster flow rates than in previous years.
BBC website: 2007 floods ‘no link to climate’
There seems to be a conflict of opinion here between the CEH, Met Office, and the Environment Agency.