Weather highlights from 2012 including the hottest day, wettest month and deepest snow.
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Last updated: 28 January 2013
Met Office figures for this summer show that it was the second wettest across the UK in the national record that goes back to 1910.
This April is the wettest in the UK in records which date back to 1910, according to early Met Office figures to the 29th of the month.
Provisional Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rain has fallen, making it the wettest June since records began in 1910.
The science, technology and communication of forecasting have come a long way since the Great Storm of 1987.
What is typical summer weather for the UK?
Met Office advance forecasts of the change to fine weather have helped farmers get ahead with their harvesting.
National weather records for temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind