|Hydrological Outlook from February 2016|
The rainfall received during December and January brought groundwater levels into, or above, their normal range across most aquifers.
Groundwater levels in the rapidly responding Chalk aquifers along the south coast rose quickly, and are likely to stay notably high over the next one to three months.
The Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifers in northern Britain characteristically respond slowly, and this means that the exceptionally high levels recorded in these aquifers will be likely to persist over the next three to six months.
For further information see the full Hydrological Outlook for February.