Wettest winter in almost 250 years, says Met Office

England and Wales endured the wettest winter in almost 250 years, according to new analysis from the Met Office.

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Provisional figures for England & Wales confirm it has been the wettest winter in nearly 250 years #winterstats http://t.co/fR7VcUrFrO

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Figures released last week showed the greatest overall rainfall across the UK since 1910, with 468.8mm of rain recorded.

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Wettest winter in 250 years

England and Wales endured the wettest winter in almost 250 years, according to new analysis from the Met Office. 435mm (17.1 inches) of rain fell from December to February, beating the previous record of 423mm (16.6 inches) set in 1915.