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.

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Pictures show critically high water level in Kent lake

The water level in Bewl Water near Lamberhurst in Kent is at 93% of its capacity following heavy rain over the festive period.

These photographs, taken roughly a year apart, show the same sign.

A sign next to Bewl Water near Lamberhurst in Kent pictured in December 2011 Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The same sign pictured in January 2013 Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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