With just over a week to go until the end of the season:
The UK has now received 486.8mm of rain, narrowly above the previous record of 485.1mm set in 1995.
- Wales has seen 691.8mm of rain, beating the previous record of 684.1mm in 1995.
- East Scotland has seen 514.5mm of rain, beating the previous record of 482.2mm in 1915.
- Southwest England and south Wales has seen 632.5mm of rain beating the previous record of 610.7mm in 1990.
- Southeast and central southern England has seen 492mm beating the previous record of 437.1mm set in 1915.
Current record wettest winters:
Country Year Rainfall Winter 2014 to date* (just a week to go until the end of the recorded season)
UK 2014 486.8mm New record
ENGLAND 1915 392.7mm 370.4mm
WALES 2014 691.8mm New record
SCOTLAND 1995 649.5mm 634.3mm
N IRELAND 1994 489.7mm 434.5mm
The more reassuring news is that we are heading into spring soon. However, do not be surprised if there is still a sting in the tail of the winter weather for the early part of this year.