"There's no way we can say the drought is over," - Mike Walker, head of policy for the Water Companies Association, July 1997. He was speaking after the wettest June in more than 100 years.
''We would expect less rain to fall here as the climate changes
world-wide, but not this much - it's already greater than we'd anticipate,'' - Dr Geoffrey Jenkins of the Meteorological Office's Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction, May 1997.
''Our climate is inherently capricious, but lately it does seem to have been moving towards the extremes of its range,'' - Terry Marsh, of the Institute of Hydrology, April 1997.Reuse content