However, while it was the fourth wettest
year in records across the UK, it was only the 27th wettest
in Wales, the Met Office said.
The year 2000 remains the UK's wettest
year, with an average rainfall of 1,337.3mm.
MeteoGroup forecaster Nick Prebble said this summer is set to be the fourth wettest
since records began in 1727.
After Norway it's on to India, the wettest
place in the world where an incredible 25 billion tons of water fall each year during the monsoon period.
Some places, such as Birmingham, have had the wettest
January since records began 60 years ago."
We do not have the official total yet, but this month is now definitely the wettest
April this century."
ONE of the wettest
parts of North Wales saw a record of over three feet of rain in a month - more than three times the average.
Malin Head, Co Donegal, had the highest percentage increase of rainfall in the country at 235%, and received 127mm, making it its wettest
May in 123 years.
A note uncovered by a BBC News Freedom of Information request showed the organisation made the concession after April 2012 became the wettest
on record despite a forecast sent to contingency planners suggesting it was likely to be drier than usual.
NEW Year's Eve revellers can expect a cool, dry evening tonight as they say goodbye to one of the wettest
years on record, said forecasters.
THIS year is set to become the wettest
on record in the UK, forecasters have said, as flood-battered areas were warned they face renewed danger from storms bringing a wet and windy end to 2012.
Summary: Britain is braced for further flooding as forecasters suggest this month could be one of the wettest
in the last 100 years.