How the UK fared in the wet weather stakes

According to Met Office statistics on the UK's wet weather during the past year:

  • 2012 was the wettest year on record for England
  • Third wettest for Wales
  • 17th wettest for Scotland
  • 40th wettest for Northern Ireland


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.