Severe flooding will become more frequent due to climate change, the Environment Agency has warned.
Met Office records show that there have been 17 record-breaking rainfall months or seasons since 1910 when records began - but that nine of them have occurred since 2000.
At the same time as extreme weather is on the increase, sea levels are rising because of climate change, increasing the risk of coastal flooding and storm surges.
The EA issued the warning as it launched a flood action campaign aimed at younger people.
Below is a report by ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray.