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Historical weather

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

Event Date
Severe gales across Scotland and Northern Ireland 23 May 2011
Royal Wedding 29 April 2011
Flooding in the Thames Valley 3 June 2008
Flooding across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire 29 May 2008
Heavy rain across Devon and Cornwall 14 May 2008
Severe gales across the United Kingdom 31 January 2008
Heavy rain and floods across parts of central England 20 July 2007
Birmingham tornado 28 July 2005
Boscastle floods 16 August 2004
Highest UK temperature 10 August 2003
New Year's Day 2000 1 January 2000
The Braer Storm 10 January 1993
Towyn floods 26 February 1990
Burns Day Storm 25 January 1990
Thunderstorms across southern England 24 May 1989
Halifax floods 19 May 1989
Record wind speed 13 February 1989
October '87 Storm 16 October 1987
Lowest UK temperature 10 January 1982
Fastnet storm 14 August 1979
Hampstead storm 14 August 1975
Snow in June 2 June 1975 2 June 1975
Heavy rain across east Devon 18 July 1972
Southeast England floods 15 September 1968
Chew Stoke floods 10 July 1968
Great Glasgow storm 15 January 1968
Severe gales across Scotland 27 January 1961
Record 24-hour Rainfall 18 July 1955
Eskdalemuir floods 26 June 1953
Coronation Day of Queen Elizabeth II 2 June 1953
East Coast floods 31 January 1953
Lynmouth floods 15 August 1952
D-Day 6 June 1944
Cannington floods 18 August 1924
Severe floods at Louth 29 May 1920
Weather on the departure day of RMS Titanic 10 April 1912
Derby Day thunderstorm 31 May 1911

 

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