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UK weather: Winter wettest ever, says Met Office

20 February 2014 Last updated at 17:16 GMT

The UK has had wettest winter on record - 486.8mm of rain - beating the previous 1995 record, Met Office says.

Figures for 1 December to 19 February show the country had the wettest winter since records dating back to 1910.

BBC Weather presenter John Hammond explains.