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Flood warnings across UK

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the country as forecasters predict more wet weather. 2012 looks set to become the wettest year on record for the UK.

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UK set for one of 'wettest years ever' since records began

Britain is now set for one of its wettest years ever, the Met Office has said. The UK's average rainfall in 2012, excluding December, is 1,202 mm - placing it 13th in the list of wettest years since records began in 1910.

Forecasters said December's deluge of rain meant that this year was now likely to finish among the country's highest rainfall totals on record.

The year 2000 remains the UK's wettest year, with an average rainfall of 1,337.3 mm.

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