2012 was exceptionally wet from April onwards after starting with a hosepipe ban that was soon called off due to the amount of wet weather we have had. I've seen flooding in Witham since I've moved here in 1983 but never seen anything this wet and the amount of flooding we've had. I was away at the end of April and was only able to watch the rainfall on my AWS. It had been a long time since I'd seen those rainfall amounts. Little did I know that the rest of the year would follow suit and I ended up with more than double the amount of rainfall for the year. 8 months in total were the wettest I'd ever recorded since 2004. Amazing thing is I live in the driest part of Essex too! Here are a few pictures of the flooding that I came home to at the begining of May...