Figures released by the Met Office suggest that it was very wet indeed.
October saw Buckinghamshire receive more than double its normal rainfall. At 159mm of rain, the county soaked up 214% of its average monthly rainfall and Aylesbury collected a total of 242mm of rain, three times higher than normal.
In sunny Oxford, October was a particularly mucky and murky one amongst the “dreaming spires”, as the city experienced its wettest October in 145 years.
Data collected at the Radcliffe Observatory recorded 185.3mm of rain.
Not only was that the highest monthly total observed on the site since 1875, it was also the fourth wettest of all months since records began in 1767.