England has experienced its wettest year on record, with
parts of the country due to receive further heavy downpours
on the last weekend of 2012.
The UK Met Office confirmed that with a total average
rainfall of 1095.8mm across England up until Thursday, 2012
is the wettest year since records began in 1910.
The figure surpassed the previous record of 1093.3mm in 2000.
"Since April we have had some really wet weather across
England and that is largely a result of the shifting
jet-stream pattern," Met Office spokesman Andy Yeatman told
British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
"It means it has now been the wettest year in England since
records began in 1910, and there is more rain to come."
Forecasters say it is possible more than 100mm will fall
before January 1, as England's soggy festive season