Last month was the wettest June since records began more than a century ago, provisional figures show.
Double the average amount of rain in the UK fell throughout the month according to the Met Office, which began collecting data in 1910.
It was the second record-breaking month of rainfall this year, after April also became the wettest on record .
The UK experienced 145.3mm of rain during June, beating the earlier record of 136.2mm set in 2007.
The unusual weather - which included both prolonged rainfall and exceptionally heavy showers - saw freak storms hit the Midlands and North East.
Wales and parts of England also experienced severe flooding.
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