April and June were the wettest months on record

2012 was characterised by a dry start which quickly gave way to very wet weather, with April and June the wettest months on record Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire


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.