A few days ago Paul Homewood picked up an item where the Met Office seem to make a fuss about UK heat and wet, although Robert Ward seems to be the one fussing. Since I have have the precipitation data on hand what do I make of it?
“More Misleading Claims From The Met Office” (7th Nov)
This cites Yahoo News.
I’ll ignore the temperature, here is the precipitious matter ‘since records began in 1910 it has been the second wettest.’ 
Presumably more than 194 million tons of water dropped on London according to calculations by the British Rainfall Organisation 
The Met Office ploy is add the data January through end October and make that a year by year spot value.
Independently reproduced above. Seems a strange measure so lets look some more.