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British Rainfall

British Rainfall was a publication giving monthly and annual totals of rainfall for the United Kingdom

G.J. Symons first produced a four-page pamphlet English Rainfall, 1860 with information for over 150 stations. He next produced the first volume of British Rainfall to cover both 1860 and 1861, the series was initially known as Symons's/Symons British Rainfall from 1860 - 1899 and was then continued as British Rainfall until 1968. It was produced by the British Rainfall Organization - an independent body managed first by George Symons and then in succession by Herbert Sowerby Wallis and Dr Hugh Robert Mill who instituted a broad of trustees. In 1919, the operational function of the British Rainfall Organization became a branch of the Meteorological Office. From 1961, monthly information from all stations was included for the first time. From 1969 - 1991 rainfall information was published in Monthly and annual totals of rainfall.

A full account of the British Rainfall Organization and British Rainfall appeared in the special edition of the Royal Meteorological Society's journal Weather in May 2010.

Symons's British Rainfall
1860 1860 (PDF, 1 MB) 1860-1861 1860-1861 (PDF, 1 MB) 1862 1862 (PDF, 2 MB) 1863 1863 (PDF, 3 MB) 1864 1864 (PDF, 4 MB)
1865 1865 (PDF, 5 MB) 1866 1866 (PDF, 4 MB) 1867 1867 (PDF, 4 MB) 1868 1868 (PDF, 5 MB) 1869 1869 (PDF, 5 MB)
1870 1870 (PDF, 5 MB) 1871 1871 (PDF, 5 MB) 1872 1872 (PDF, 8 MB) 1873 1873 (PDF, 7 MB) 1874 1874 (PDF, 7 MB)
1875 1875 (PDF, 7 MB) 1876 1876 (PDF, 7 MB) 1877 1877 (PDF, 7 MB) 1878 1878 (PDF, 10 MB) 1879 1879 (PDF, 7 MB)
1880 1880 (PDF, 8 MB) 1881 1881 (PDF, 6 MB) 1882 1882 (PDF, 9 MB) 1883 1883 (PDF, 6 MB) 1884 1884 (PDF, 12 MB)
1885 1885 (PDF, 8 MB) 1886 1886 (PDF, 7 MB) 1887 1887 (PDF, 8 MB) 1888 1888 (PDF, 6 MB) 1889 1889 (PDF, 6 MB)
1890 1890 (PDF, 7 MB) 1891 1891 (PDF, 7 MB) 1892 1892 (PDF, 7 MB) 1893 1893 (PDF, 8 MB) 1894 1894 (PDF, 9 MB)
1895 1895 (PDF, 9 MB) 1896 1896 (PDF, 10 MB) 1897 1897 (PDF, 10 MB) 1898 1898 (PDF, 9 MB) 1899 1899 (PDF, 8 MB)
British Rainfall
1900 1900 (PDF, 22 MB) 1901 1901 (PDF, 21 MB) 1902 1902 (PDF, 21 MB) 1903 1903 (PDF, 24 MB) 1904 1904 (PDF, 23 MB)
1905 1905 (PDF, 24 MB) 1906 1906 (PDF, 26 MB) 1907 1907 (PDF, 27 MB) 1908 1908 (PDF, 30 MB) 1909 1909 (PDF, 29 MB)
1910 1910 (PDF, 32 MB) 1911 1911 (PDF, 33 MB) 1912 1912 (PDF, 34 MB) 1913 1913 (PDF, 36 MB) 1914 1914 (PDF, 32 MB)
1915 1915 (PDF, 27 MB) 1916 1916 (PDF, 27 MB) 1917 1917 (PDF, 23 MB) 1918 1918 (PDF, 24 MB) 1919 1919 (PDF, 9 MB)
1920 1920 (PDF, 11 MB) 1921 1921 (PDF, 12 MB) 1922 1922 (PDF, 10 MB) 1923 1923 (PDF, 12 MB) 1924 1924 (PDF, 12 MB)
1925 1925 (PDF, 11 MB) 1926 1926 (PDF, 12 MB) 1927 1927 (PDF, 11 MB) 1928 1928 (PDF, 13 MB) 1929 1929 (PDF, 17 MB)
1930 1930 (PDF, 12 MB) 1931 1931 (PDF, 38 MB) 1932 1932 (PDF, 14 MB) 1933 1933 (PDF, 14 MB) 1934 1934 (PDF, 13 MB)
1935 1935 (PDF, 13 MB) 1936 1936 (PDF, 13 MB) 1937 1937 (PDF, 14 MB) 1938 1938 (PDF, 14 MB) 1939 1939 (PDF, 13 MB)
1940-1942 1940-1942 (PDF, 10 MB) 1943-1945 1943-1945 (PDF, 11 MB) 1946 1946 (PDF, 7 MB) 1947 1947 (PDF, 7 MB) 1948 1948 (PDF, 7 MB)
1949 1949 (PDF, 9 MB) 1950 1950 (PDF, 8 MB) 1951 1951 (PDF, 8 MB) 1952 1952 (PDF, 8 MB) 1953 1953 (PDF, 9 MB)
1954 1954 (PDF, 7 MB) 1955 1955 (PDF, 7 MB) 1956 1956 (PDF, 7 MB) 1957 1957 (PDF, 8 MB) 1958 1958 (PDF, 8 MB)
1959-1960 1959-1960 (PDF, 12 MB) 1961 1961 (PDF, 13 MB) 1962 1962 (PDF, 12 MB) 1963 1963 (PDF, 10 MB) 1964 1964 (PDF, 11 MB)
1965 1965 (PDF, 11 MB) 1961-1965 1961-1965 (PDF, 6 MB) 1966 1966 (PDF, 11 MB) 1967 1967 (PDF, 11 MB) 1968 1968 (PDF, 11 MB)
Monthly and annual
totals of rainfall
1969 1969 (PDF, 8 MB) 1970 1970 (PDF, 7 MB) 1971 1971 (PDF, 7 MB) 1972 1972 (PDF, 8 MB) 1973 1973 (PDF, 7 MB)
1974 1974 (PDF, 8 MB) 1975 1975 (PDF, 8 MB) 1976 1976 (PDF, 8 MB) 1977 1977 (PDF, 7 MB) 1978 1978 (PDF, 7 MB)
1979 1979 (PDF, 7 MB) 1980 1980 (PDF, 8 MB) 1981 1981 (PDF, 8 MB) 1982 1982 (PDF, 6 MB) 1983 1983 (PDF, 7 MB)
1984 1984 (PDF, 6 MB) 1985 1985 (PDF, 6 MB) 1986 1986 (PDF, 5 MB) 1987 1987 (PDF, 5 MB) 1988 1988 (PDF, 5 MB)
1989 1989 (PDF, 6 MB) 1990 1990 (PDF, 5 MB) 1991 1991 (PDF, 5 MB)

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