In N England, 2012 is officially the wettest year since records began in 1910 with 1288.1mm rainfall, smashing the previous record of 1214.0mm in 2000.
In NW England, it was the 3rd wettest year ever with1614.1mm rainfall. The wettest year was 1954-1689mm.
The 2nd wettest year for the NW was in 2000.
A marked wind chill develops this week as winds increase
Clocks go forward one hour tonight
High pressure keeps our weather settled for the remainder of the bank holiday weekend. Hard frosts and sunny spells .