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Benson (nearest observation site to Oxford)

Oxford forecast
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Tue 22 Jul 2014
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24.9 25.9 26.0 26.6 26.0 24.2 23.1 20.8 18.5 17.0
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wed 23 Jul 2014
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16.0 15.5 15.1 14.7 14.9 15.0 15.1 15.9 16.5 17.6 20.0 21.0 22.6 24.2 24.7
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Extremes

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London & South East England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Solent 29.9
Lowest maximum temperature Manston 21.7
Lowest minimum temperature Benson 9.9
Highest rainfall St James Park 0.2
Sunniest Odiham 13.7 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Solent 29.9
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 15.7
Lowest minimum temperature Shap 7.0
Highest rainfall Lough Fea 1.0
Sunniest Morecambe 15.6

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 Wed 23 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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