In Pictures: 2021 – from storms to searing sun and back again
The weather has taken the UK on a wild ride in 2021, from flooding and snow in January to baking temperatures in the summer and a fierce storm in December.
Storm Christoph kicked off the year with a bang, as homes were flooded amid heavy downpours and some areas were blanketed in snow.
There was more snow later in the month as the Met Office said it was the coldest January across the UK in 10 years.
The UK recorded its coldest night of the winter on February 9 but it did not stop young and old alike from enjoying some fun in the snow.
But the arrival of British Summer Time saw the weather shift, coinciding with a relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures in England.
But the further loosening of restrictions in May was less inviting weather-wise, with rain and wind hitting parts of the UK.
However by July, things had really heated up as Northern Ireland recorded its highest ever temperature of 31.2C in Ballywatticock, in County Down, and with people packing UK beaches.
The UK also enjoyed a warm start to September as pupils headed back to school.
After a mild and quiet autumn, Storm Arwen created major disruption in the north of England and Scotland.
The Met Office said wind speeds hit 98mph at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.
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