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The water level in Bewl Water near Lamberhurst in Kent is at 93% of its capacity following heavy rain over the festive period.
These photographs, taken roughly a year apart, show the same sign.
The head of policy at environmental group Friends of the Earth, Mike Childs, has said that experts expect to see extreme weather events such as intense rainfall become more common as a result of global warming:
This map shows levels of rainfall across the UK in 2012 in relation to the average in the 30 years up to 2010.
Everything above 100% (coloured pale to dark blue) is above the average and everything below that figure (coloured pale to dark brown) denotes less-than-average rainfall.
The Met Office has disclosed preliminary evidence suggesting the UK could be experiencing more intense downpours than in the past. Professor Julia Slingo, chief scientist at the Met Office, said:
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Even the wet weather - and there was plenty of it - failed to dampen our spirits in a great year for Britain.
It's official, 2012 was the second wettest year on record for the UK.