30 January 2014
Last updated at 11:04
Parts of England endured their wettest January since Met Office records began in 1910. For spectators at Cheltenham Racecourse on New Year's Day, strong winds were also a problem.
A swathe of southern England has had twice its average rainfall. Yalding, in Kent, was one of many places to start 2014 under floodwaters.
At the start of January, homes around the Somerset village of Muchelney were inundated by floodwaters up to five feet deep. Here, Holly Baillie-Grohman surveys the damage outside her house in Thorney.
Muchelney has been marooned since the start of the month.
The floodwaters in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, did not reach the Abbey - but other facilities were closed.
For the UK as a whole, rainfall in January was 35% above the long-term average.
The stormiest conditions were often on the coast. Here a train passes along the seafront at Saltcoats, in North Ayrshire, in the first week of January.
The emergency services warned people to stay away from the sea during the worst of the weather. But enormous waves breaking on Porthcawl harbour in South Wales still attracted sightseers on 6 January.
The cost of repairing damage in Aberystwyth, and other locations in west Wales in the first week of January has been put at £1.5m.
Some sports fixtures were cancelled because of waterlogged pitches. The New Year's Day fixture between Swansea City and Manchester City went ahead.