2012 England's wettest year on record

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 continues.

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