November turned cold very quickly for most parts of the UK, with major rain affecting most regions, and some sleet and snow mixed in. It seems as though the UK could be facing it's wettest autumn on record - the year 2000 was the wettest since Met Office records began in 1852. The Annals of Ulster record that the year 900 was a rainy year, as a result of which “great scarcity affected the cattle”. Lack of rain however appears to be a marker of a good and true king. Noting the welcome that greeted Boris Johnson recently in Yorkshire after the flooding there - one can see why.With 17 inches falling in Sheffield since September, breaking records set in the year 2000, it is now hoped that the worst of this sodden autumn is over.Hopefully winter - from December 1st til the end of February will be drier!