Simon has the latest weather news for the East and West of the region
The year 2012 was the wettest year on record in England - it's official.
Simon Parkin tells us how the weather is looking for the weekend
Here's the early forecast with Simon Parkin.
1036mm of rain fell in the South of England in 2012. That is 130% of the average rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 30% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.
In the South East of England there was 999.7mm, 127% of the average level of rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 27% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.
Provisional figures from the Met Office from 1 January to 26 December 2012 show that some parts of the UK have already had their wettest year on record. A further 46 mm of rain is needed from for this to be the wettest year on record. Find out more at the Met Office News Blog site here
The summer weather stays unsettled through the next few days although there's a hint of something warmer and more settled for the middle of next week.
This weekend it's a mixture of good sunny spells and some quite hefty showers, with the added bonus that a Met Office weather warning has been issued for some of the downpours.
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So if you're after some proper warm sunshine have a look at the map to show you where you'll find it!