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Climate change: Why weather changes worry Wales’ ‘wettest town’

Appropriately enough, it's drizzling on the day we visit the town billed as Wales' wettest.

A grey sky blends in with the towering slate mounds which surround Blaenau Ffestiniog, whose quarries once “roofed the world” and helped it earn Unesco World Heritage status.

  • Steffan Messenger
  • BBC

Situated among mountains in the heart of Snowdonia, the area’s reputation as one of the wettest places in the UK is also considered a badge of honour. Residents even hosted a Festival of Rain for a few years.

They are now being asked to work together to decide on ways of adapting to the challenges posed by climate change.

In the largest project of its…

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