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2014: UK's Wettest Winter on Record

BBC News Winter wettest on record Met Office


With a week still to go in the winter, the UK's rainfall record for the season has already been broken.

The incessant storms and rainfall over the past two months have made this the wettest winter since records began in 1910.

According to provisional figures from the Met Office, the UK received 486.8mm of rain between 1 December 2013 and 19 February 2014.

This beat the previous record of 485.1mm of rain set in 1995.

The amount of rainfall recorded in Wales was also a new record for the winter.

There have also been new record winter totals in east Scotland, southwest England and south Wales.

The southeast and central southern England region broke the winter record on 11 February with a total of 439.2mm, smashing the previous one that had lasted since 1914-1915.

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