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Floods Force U.K. Climate Strikers to Cancel First Gathering

Two weekends of heavy rain underscore outlook for wetter winters as climate warms.

Flood water in Nantgarw, Wales, on Feb. 17.
Flood water in Nantgarw, Wales, on Feb. 17.Photographer: James Beck/Bloomberg

Young climate protesters in the U.K. have been forced to cancel their first national conference following serious flooding and heavy rainstorms on two successive weekends.

The conference was expected to take place from Sunday to Wednesday, but flooding in Staffordshire in England’s west midlands region made the venue unaccessible. Police advised against the meeting going ahead, according to a statement from the U.K. Student Climate Network.