We received enough rainfall in a single day to fill Loch Ness.

The first half of October (1-13th) has been very wet across the UK. Early provisional statistics show England has already received 87% of its monthly average rainfall, with the south east and central southern England having reaching 110% of average by October 13th.

On 3 October 2020, it was the wettest day in the UK in records dating back to 1891. The UK had 7.5 km³ of rainfall, enough to fill Loch Ness.

Find out more on the Met Office blog and our Past Weather Events page.