You live in Southern England and have been experiencing heavy rainfall like never before? This is because January 2014 is the wettest on record!

Based on their statistics, The Met Office has said many parts of Southern England have seen the wettest January since records began in 1910.

From east Devon to Kent and across parts of the Midlands, there has been twice the average rainfall for the month.

The previous record of 158.2 mm in January 1988 has been beaten by this new record of more than 175.2 mm of rain fallen between January 1st and 28th this year.

Several villages in Somerset are already under water because of severe flooding. On Wednesday, the Environment Secretary agreed to send in the army to help families.

Unfortunately more heavy rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Read our previous article about the flooding.

 

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