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

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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.