2012 misses out on wettest year record by few millimetres

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

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2012 the second wettest year

2012 was the second wettest year in the UK since records began in 1910, according to provisional statistics from the Met Office. It is just a few millimetres short of the record set in 2000.