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Coventry

  • Averages table
  • Averages graphs
  • Location comparison
  • Climate station map
  • Averages maps

Averages table

The averages table shows the latest set of 30-year averages, covering the period 1981-2010, for the nearest / most similar climate station to your chosen location. The other tabs show averages tables for districts, regions and the UK, covering the periods 1961-1990, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010.

Averages graphs

The graph provides an alternative representation of the average data for your chosen location. By moving your mouse cursor over the graph you can see the average figures for your chosen climate variable for each month.

Location comparison

The comparison graphs enable you to compare the averages for two chosen locations. For example, you can see if one location is, on average, significantly warmer, drier, or sunnier than the other.

Location Details

Coventry

Location: 52.4065, -1.5182

Altitude: 79m above mean sea level

Climate station map

The climate station map shows around 300 stations across the UK for which 1981-2010 averages are available. By clicking on one of the sites you will be taken to the table of available data.

Averages maps

These maps enable you to view maps of monthly, seasonal and annual averages for the UK or your selected region. The analyses are based on 1 km grid-point data sets which are derived from station data. UK maps are available for the averaging periods 1961-1990, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010. Regional maps are only available for the period 1971-2000.

Coventry information

Coventry is Britain’s city that is furthest from any coast and is situated 96 miles north-west of London and east of Birmingham.

It is an ancient settlement that was known to exist in the Bronze Age. At the time of the Roman invasion it was in the tribal lands of the Corieltauvi. The Romans established a fort nearby at Baginton.

The city is known for its legend of Lady Godiva riding un-attired through the city, which took place before William of Normandy’s arrival on the English throne.

By the 14th century, Coventry had become an important centre of the cloth trade. Throughout the Middle Ages it was one of the largest and most important cities in England.

In the 18th century Coventry developed as a centre for watch and clock making. By the 19th century these skills transferred to the making of bicycles, which evolved into motorcycle, machine tools and eventually car manufacturing in the 20th century.

As Coventry was such a centre of engineering, it suffered its own Blitz in the Second World War which, through the use of incendiary bombs, saw the destruction of much of the original medieval city centre, which was largely made up of timber framed buildings, alongside the destruction of the 14th century cathedral. Coventry lost 800 people to the bombs and 4,000 buildings.