Headington Quarry landslide

The miserable weather across Britain has also hit Oxford with a landslide occurring at Headington Quarry.

Thought to be down to the bad weather, the landslide occurred in the back garden of a family in Coppock Close at around 7am on Sunday morning.

Heavy rainfall across Oxfordshire has seen river levels rise as Britain has so far experienced one of its wettest and warmest winters on record. The warmer weather has been widely credited to be down to this year’s unusually strong El Niño climate event that involves Pacific waters becoming unusually warm with knock on effects for global temperatures. Warm air blown in from the Azores has also helped to create an exceptionally warm and wet December and early January.