Historical weather

The library has produced a number of historical weather fact sheets for key dates and weather events.

EventDate
Severe gales across Scotland Severe gales across Scotland and Northern Ireland (PDF, 90 kB) 23 May 2011
Royal Wedding Royal Wedding (PDF, 336 kB) 29 April 2011
Flooding in the Thames Valley Flooding in the Thames Valley (PDF, 113 kB) 3 June 2008
Flooding across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire Flooding across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire (PDF, 123 kB) 29 May 2008
Heavy rain across Devon and Cornwall Heavy rain across Devon and Cornwall (PDF, 107 kB) 14 May 2008
Severe gales across the United Kingdom Severe gales across the United Kingdom (PDF, 217 kB) 31 January 2008
Heavy rain and floods across parts of central England Heavy rain and floods across parts of central England (PDF, 102 kB) 20 July 2007
Birmingham tornado Birmingham tornado (PDF, 88 kB) 28 July 2005
Boscastle flood Boscastle floods (PDF, 91 kB) 16 August 2004
Highest UK temperature Highest UK temperature (PDF, 106 kB) 10 August 2003
New Year's Day 2000 New Year's Day 2000 (PDF, 96 kB) 1 January 2000
The Braer Storm The Braer Storm (PDF, 117 kB) 10 January 1993
Towyn Floods Towyn floods (PDF, 113 kB) 26 February 1990
Burns Day Storm Burns Day Storm (PDF, 112 kB) 25 January 1990
Thunderstorms across southern England Thunderstorms across southern England (PDF, 265 kB) 24 May 1989
Halifax Floods Halifax floods (PDF, 97 kB) 19 May 1989
Record wind speed Record wind speed (PDF, 319 kB) 13 February 1989
October '87 Storm October '87 Storm (PDF, 104 kB) 16 October 1987
Lowest UK temperature Lowest UK temperature (PDF, 95 kB) 10 January 1982
Fastnet storm Fastnet storm (PDF, 100 kB) 14 August 1979
Hampstead storm Hampstead storm (PDF, 93 kB) 14 August 1975
Widespread June snowfall Widespread June snowfall (PDF, 96 kB) 2 June 1975
Heavy rain across east Devon Heavy rain across east Devon (PDF, 91 kB) 18 July 1972
Southeast England floods Southeast England floods (PDF, 91 kB) 15 September 1968
Chew Stoke Floods Chew Stoke floods (PDF, 124 kB) 10 July 1968
Great Glasgow storm Great Glasgow storm (PDF, 83 kB) 15 January 1968
Severe gales across Scotland Severe gales across Scotland (PDF, 324 kB) 27 January 1961
Record 24-hour Rainfall Record 24-hour Rainfall (PDF, 103 kB) 18 July 1955
Eskdalemuir Flood Eskdalemuir floods (PDF, 298 kB) 26 June 1953
Coronation Day of Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Day of Queen Elizabeth II (PDF, 112 kB) 2 June 1953
East Coast Floods V2 East Coast floods (PDF, 98 kB) 31 January 1953
Lynmouth floods Lynmouth floods (PDF, 90 kB) 15 August 1952
D-Day D-Day (PDF, 94 kB) 6 June 1944
Cannington Floods Cannington floods (PDF, 100 kB) 18 August 1924
Severe floods at Lough Severe floods at Lough (PDF, 279 kB) 29 May 1920
Titanic Maiden Voyage Weather on the departure day of RMS Titanic (PDF, 75 kB) 10 April 1912
Derby Day thunderstorm Derby Day thunderstorm (PDF, 92 kB) 31 May 1911

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Last updated: 19 December 2013