2012 wettest year on record for Lincolnshire
Annual rainfall figures have revealed 2012 was the wettest year on record in Lincolnshire.
Some 841mm of rain fell across the county, beating the former record set one hundred years ago in 1912.
Met Office data shows 2012 was only the second year since records began in 1910, that annual rainfall surpassed 800mm in Lincolnshire.
In 1912, 827mm fell in the county and the next closest total was 800mm in 1960.
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December 2012 was the fifth wettest on record at 103.4mm and the most rainy Christmas month was in 1978 with 147mm of rain.
Wet weather has caused problems across the county with flood alerts and warnings put in place affecting homes, businesses and transport.
The A57 at Dunham Bridge was recently closed for several days as the section of road became impassable due to flooding.
Earlier in the year, the first hosepipe ban in Lincolnshire for 20 years was issued but a wet summer changed the course of 2012.