By the 26th December we knew that 'England and Wales' and 'Northern England' had had the wettest year since records began in 1910 - but we were 46mm off the all time high for the whole of the UK with just 5 days to go.
The Met Office released their provisional data today which marks 2012 the second wettest on record - the year 2000 remaining the wettest year in the UK with 1337.3mm compared to 1330.7mm in 2012.
Scotland had less rain in some parts than the average - with it's expected rain effectively falling further south of the UK as the jet stream meandered south and brought a series of weather systems from the Atlantic.
December was the wettest month of the year with 180.3mm for the UK.
England and Wales
2012 - 1205.0mm
2000 - 1194.8mm
2012 - 1288.1mm
2000 - 1214.0mm
Other data not quite so dramatic with sunshine amounts and temperatures around the average.