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  • Location: Norton, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter, warm and sunny in summer
  • Location: Norton, Stockton-on-Tees

Now some of you may know of this already but I'll put it in in case some of the newer members don't know about it.

I was trawling through the internet last night and found this amazing site that has details of the history of British weather going back to B.C. Obviously the history is more detailed the closer you get to the present time but it is a bloody intersting read. The address is:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/booty.weather...histclimat.htm

Enjoy!

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

yep, the whole site is first class, I know the bloke who runs it, ex senior forecaster in the Met Office. If you want to know anything about the weather, explanation of just about anything, then click on the index list.

I did get his agrrement for it to be listed in Net Wx guides but it never went in.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Another excellent alternative site is the following, on which Trevor Harley has done an excellent job:

http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~taharley...ather_years.htm

It isn't as good as the other site for the pre-1900 era, but offers much more detailed descriptions of the years from 1900 onwards, giving details on what each month of each year was like. It is also written with an obvious preference for particular weather types which has a lot in common with the preferences of many on this forum.

I think the two sites score roughly equal- the first-mentioned site is a good generalised historical round-up, whereas the second site is good for finding what a particular month of a given year was like from 1900 onwards. The accounts of the winters between 1978 and 1987, and the summers of 1975 and 1976, are particularly worth reading.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
yep, the whole site is first class, I know the bloke who runs it, ex senior forecaster in the Met Office. If you want to know anything about the weather, explanation of just about anything, then click on the index list.

I did get his agrrement for it to be listed in Net Wx guides but it never went in.

Is it still intended to go into the Net-Weather guides??

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  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Squall Lines, Storm Force Winds & Extreme Weather!
  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
Another excellent alternative site is the following, on which Trevor Harley has done an excellent job:

http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~taharley...ather_years.htm

It isn't as good as the other site for the pre-1900 era, but offers much more detailed descriptions of the years from 1900 onwards, giving details on what each month of each year was like. It is also written with an obvious preference for particular weather types which has a lot in common with the preferences of many on this forum.

I think the two sites score roughly equal- the first-mentioned site is a good generalised historical round-up, whereas the second site is good for finding what a particular month of a given year was like from 1900 onwards. The accounts of the winters between 1978 and 1987, and the summers of 1975 and 1976, are particularly worth reading.

Very interesting read TWS. Thanks.

Mammatus :wallbash:

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