MORE than five times the amount of rain fell in Bognor Regis last month than at the same time the previous year.
The soggy start to 2013 saw a deluge of 114m hit the town on 25 of the month’s 31 days.
This compared to just 22.2mm a year ago.
The wettest day was the 12th with 17mm of rain. The seemingly-constant cloudy skies meant little sunshine.
There was just 46.1 hours in total compared to 77.6 hours a year earlier. The sunniest day was New Year’s Day with seven hours.
Dorothy Rodefeld, one of the town council’s weather station volunteers, said: “January was predominantly overcast and cloudy with some mist and drizzle with little sunshine, which was roughly one-third less than the average for the month.”