...but this would mean there are more droughts globally, but global droughts show no change:
"Little change in global drought over the past 60 years, November 2012
...we show that the previously reported increase in global drought is overestimated because the PDSI uses a simplified model of potential evaporation7 that responds only to changes in temperature and thus responds incorrectly to global warming in recent decades. More realistic calculations, based on the underlying physical principles8 that take into account changes in available energy, humidity and wind speed, suggest that there has been little change in drought over the past 60 years. The results have implications for how we interpret the impact of global warming on the hydrological cycle and its extremes, and may help to explain why palaeoclimate drought reconstructions based on tree-ring data diverge from the PDSI-based drought record in recent years"
and the IPCC draft 2013 on global floods and global droughts:
"low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale"
"there is currently no clear and widespread evidence for observed changes in flooding”
"The current assessment does not support the AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in droughts"
I claimed only that this happened this year and in Britain, and so it masked the extreme precipitation events this year in Britain.
Similar things are happening across Europe however.
As I have abundantly demonstrated (with peer reviewed papers) - there are increasing trends in extreme precipitation events in regions across the globe.