The Met Office has confirmed that 2012 was the second wettest year on record, and the total rainfall was just 6.6mm short of the record set in 2000.
The top five wettest years are since records began in 1910.
- 2000 - 1337.3mm
- 2012 - 1330.7mm
- 1954 - 1309.1mm
- 2008 - 1295.0mm
- 2002 - 1283.7mm
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.
As 2012 narrowly missed out as the wettest year on record, Met Office figures show it is getting wetter.