A storm brewing in the Atlantic could bring up to 2 inches (50mm) of rain and 80mph winds in some areas this weekend, according to MeteoGroup.
A further 1.8 inches (46mm) of rain is needed to make 2012 the wettest year since UK records began in 1910.
Farmers unable to get winter crops in the ground because their land is waterlogged have told shoppers to expect rising food prices in 2013.
Hundreds of flood warnings are in place across England and Wales, with Scotland warned to prepare for heavy rain.
As much of the UK faces flooding and the heavy rain continues, will Christmas be a washout?