AS rain battered Glasgow yesterday it was revealed that June was the UK's wettest since records began.
The Met Office said double the average rain fell during the month.
Provisional figures showed the UK received 145.3mm (5.7 inches) during June, beating the previous record of 136.2mm (5.4 inches) seen in June 2007.
It is the second month this year to see record-breaking amounts of rain, after this April became the wettest in the records dating back more than a century to 1910.
June saw prolonged rainfall and short but exceptionally heavy showers, and ended with freak storms which battered areas of the Midlands and the North-East.
The exceptional amount of rain caused floods in Wales and parts of England.
Last month was also the one of the dullest Junes on record, with just 119.2 hours of sunshine, only slightly less miserable than June 1987 when a record low of 115.4 hours was recorded.
And the UK has experienced the coolest June since 1991, with average temperatures of 12.3C (54F).
A Met Office spokesman said: "Movements in the track of the jet stream, a narrow band of fast-flowing westerly winds high in the atmosphere, have contributed."
The past three months have seen lots of wet weather, with the period April to June also the wet test on record for the time of year.
Only the second half of May saw a spell of prolonged fine weather.
Wales and Northern Ireland had their wettest June on record, England experienced the second wettest and even in Scotland – where the far north-west was remarkably dry – it was the eighth wettest June in the records.