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Wettest winter since 1766

Sunset reflected in the flooded fields in Thame. Photo: Trevor Cridlan

Not much of a surprise I'm sure but in England and Wales a winter hasn't been this wet for almost 250 years!

In the Meridian region we've also seen more than double the amount of rain we usually get between the beginning of December and the end of February.

Countrywide we've had 435 mm of rain recorded up to 24th February, which beats the previous record of 423 mm set in 1915.

But it's not all bad news as we're also on target for a warmer than usual winter by around 1.5 °C. The UK average mean temperature for the winter so far is 5.2 °C making it the 5th warmest winter since records began in 1910.

And it's been brighter too with around 12% more sunshine than average here in the south.

What surprises will spring bring I wonder?!

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