Rescue workers searching for a missing woman after her home partially collapsed have recovered a body as the UK's weather is set to worsen.
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.
Heavy showers are expected to strike most parts of the UK today, mainly in northern and western parts, but clear spells are also forecast.
The south-east of England may escape rain and remain clear and dry.
Temperatures are expected to be cold and windy.
On Sunday, early rain in north-east Scotland will ease to leave a day of sunshine and showers across the UK.
The showers will be mostly in western parts, these then giving way to more persistent rain in the south-west later - becoming less windy through the day.
ITV weather presenter Becky Mantin has the latest forecast:
The Environment Agency has issued more than 20 flood alerts for north England, the Midlands, the South East and Wales as heavy rain is set to lash the country.
The Met Office has also issued a number of severe weather warnings, for the Central, Tayside and Fife, London and the South East, south-west Scotland, Lothian Borders, the South West, Strathclyde and Wales.
It warned that heavy rain of up to 30mm (1.2in) will fall over high ground in Scotland during the morning, with thunderstorms and gusts of up to 60mph along the south coast of England.
Half a month's rain could fall in a single day in parts of the country this week.
The south west and Wales are likely to be the worst affected, with up to 25mm on Tuesday.
Towards the end of the week there will be spells of sunshine and showers, with temperatures climbing to 15C (59F) or 16C (61F) in London on Thursday and Friday.
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.