Media playback is unsupported on your device

How melting Arctic ice helped cause poor UK summer

7 September 2012 Last updated at 07:17 BST

The summer of 2012 was the second wettest in the UK since records began - and the wettest summer in 100 years - according to the Met Office.

The bad weather could be blamed in part on the path of the jet stream being further south than usual.

Alan Thorpe of the European Weather Centre explained the early stages of research into the link between melting ice in the Arctic and the UK's poor summer.