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Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern takes a closer look at radar and raindrops
Persistent rain brought flooding to many parts of the UK during the first weekend of July. The impacts were numerous, ranging from flooded transport networks to disrupted sporting events.
In 2012 the weather regularly made the news headlines and if you asked somebody to describe 2012 in a single word they would probably say "wet".
Surface water flooding occurs when intense rainfall overwhelms drainage systems.
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