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Historical weather

Historical weather

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

EventDate
Severe gales across Scotland and Northern Ireland23 May 2011
Royal Wedding29 April 2011
Flooding in the Thames Valley3 June 2008
Flooding across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire29 May 2008
Heavy rain across Devon and Cornwall14 May 2008
Severe gales across the United Kingdom31 January 2008
Heavy rain and floods across parts of central England20 July 2007
Birmingham tornado28 July 2005
Boscastle floods16 August 2004
Highest UK temperature10 August 2003
New Year's Day 20001 January 2000
The Braer Storm10 January 1993
Towyn floods26 February 1990
Burns Day Storm25 January 1990
Thunderstorms across southern England24 May 1989
Halifax floods19 May 1989
Record wind speed13 February 1989
October '87 Storm16 October 1987
Lowest UK temperature10 January 1982
Fastnet storm14 August 1979
Hampstead storm14 August 1975
Snow in June 2 June 19752 June 1975
Heavy rain across east Devon18 July 1972
Southeast England floods15 September 1968
Chew Stoke floods10 July 1968
Great Glasgow storm15 January 1968
Severe gales across Scotland27 January 1961
Record 24-hour Rainfall18 July 1955
Eskdalemuir floods26 June 1953
Coronation Day of Queen Elizabeth II2 June 1953
East Coast floods31 January 1953
Lynmouth floods15 August 1952
D-Day6 June 1944
Cannington floods18 August 1924
Severe floods at Louth29 May 1920
Weather on the departure day of RMS Titanic10 April 1912
Derby Day thunderstorm31 May 1911

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