Levels of rainfall across the UK

This map shows levels of rainfall across the UK in 2012 in relation to the average in the 30 years up to 2010.

Everything above 100% (coloured pale to dark blue) is above the average and everything below that figure (coloured pale to dark brown) denotes less-than-average rainfall.

Map showing levels of rainfall across the UK in relation to the national average Credit: Met Office
Map showing levels of rainfall across the UK in relation to the national average Credit: Met Office

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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.