Are these events becoming more common. Simple science tells us that for every degree in temperature rise the atmosphere can hold 8% more moisture. New Zealand has had a temperature rise of 0.9 Centigrade and so every rain event has an element of climate change in it.
As Kevin Trenberth said. "The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question. All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be”.
I study climate change so I am looking for evidence but am I putting two and two together and making five, am I getting paranoid?