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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".
The word monsoon comes from the Arabic word 'mausim' which translates as 'season', which is suggestive of the seasonal nature of the monsoon and its associated rains.
How long does rain take to reach the ground and where is the wettest place in the world? Find out some interesting facts about rain.
During severe weather trains are often busier as people leave the car or bike at home. The rail network copes well with 'run of the mill' winter weather.
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