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Benson (nearest observation site to Oxford)

Oxford forecast
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Wed 30 Jul 2014
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16.9 14.4 12.5 13.6 9.7 9.0 12.8 14.1 17.3 18.3 19.7 20.8 21.7 22.5 23.8 23.2 23.9 24.5 23.7 23.0 21.1 19.1 16.8
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Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thu 31 Jul 2014
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Clear night Clear night
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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Issued at: 0100 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Extremes

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London & South East England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature St James Park 26.5
Lowest maximum temperature St Catherines Point 20.5
Lowest minimum temperature Benson 8.3
Highest rainfall Benson -1.0
Sunniest Heathrow 12.5 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature St James Park 26.5
Lowest maximum temperature Resallach 13.4
Lowest minimum temperature Benson 8.3
Highest rainfall Cluanie Inn 13.2
Sunniest St Athan 13.4

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Issued at: 0002 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Oxford Clear night 51.7513 -1.2538
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
London Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Cambridge Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Yeovil Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Nottingham Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Ipswich Clear night 52.0563 1.1499

Location Details

Oxford

Location: 51.7513, -1.2538

Altitude: 61m above mean sea level

Benson

Location: 51.62, -1.097

Altitude: 57 m above mean sea level

Distance from Oxford: 18.2 km

Oxford information

Oxford is a settlement with a long history located 60 miles north-west of London, on the Rivers Thames and Cherwell.

Local archaeological evidence indicates settlements in the area for thousands of years although the then town came to greater prominence in Saxon times when it was on the borders of the Saxon Kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex. It was originally called "Oxenaforda", as a simple direct naming of the function of a ford around which the settlement grew.

It is probably best known for the University of Oxford, a collection of long established colleges and one of the leading higher education centres in the world. The university was first mentioned in 12th-century records.

The city has played an important role in many periods of English history, from the English civil war to the temporary housing of the Court to King Charles II during the great plague of London.

By 1790, the Oxford Canal opened linking the Midlands at Coventry though Oxford and on to London. By 1844 the Great Western railway opened its stations connecting the city, via Didcot to the East West Routes to London and the West of England.

The early 20th century witnessed rapid growth at Cowley, to the south east of the city with the introduction and rapid growth of mass production of cars, vans and light trucks. By the early 21st century, that industry had declined but vehicle production continues at the BMW plant for the production of the Mini and its variants.