There is no doubt that 2012 has been a remarkable year of weather, going from drought to flood. However, there are signs that the weather will quieten down for the start of 2013.
Further downpours and an Atlantic storm are expected over the weekend, bringing 2012 closer to becoming the wettest year since records began more than 100 years ago.
Christmas downpours bring misery to hundreds of houses and businesses already swamped with floodwater, with many more facing the risk of rising waters over the holidays.
The risk of floods from recent downpours will continue into 2013, the Environment Agency warns.
Hundreds of thousands of Christmas commuters face travel chaos as the transport network creaks under the strain of UK floods... and more rain is expected later.
Train commuters are warned not to head west of Taunton as floods continue to cause travel chaos across the UK.
Heavy rain and a fire at London's Paddington station cause cancellations and congestion warnings on one of the busiest days for travel in the run-up to Christmas.