Autumn benefits from wet Welsh summer
29 October 2012 Last updated at 07:38 GMT
With droughts at the start of the year and a soaking wet Welsh summer, the weather in 2012 has had us talking for all the wrong reasons.
But there may be a positive side to that rain-soaked summer, with some experts saying it could be the reason for a spectacularly colourful autumn.
The Forestry Commission says dampness earlier in the year can bring out stronger colours before leaves fall, and can prolong autumn colour on our trees.
Brendon Williams reports