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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Here's a reminder of ex-hurricane Charley which ruined the August Bank Holiday of 1986. It brought gales, heavy rain and flooding to many parts of the UK with England and Wales bearing the brunt.

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    There was some exceptional rainfall totals across many parts of the UK. Here's some 24 hour totals

    Lowtown NI: 96.1mm

    Heathrow: 25.4mm

    Cardiff: 26.4mm

    Plymouth: 28.7mm

    Birmingham: 46.0mm

    RAF Valley: 56.1mm

    Manchester: 36.4mm

    Watnall: 59.9mm

    Durham: 69.1mm

    Dublin: 68.2mm

    Valentia: 87.5mm

    It was probably one of the worst Bank Holiday's weatherwise in the last 50 years. I remember the afternoon and evening been thoroughly wet!

    August 1986 was very cool, the coolest August since 1956 with a CET of 13.7

    Here's some stations and their highest maxima recorded during that month

    Heathrow: 25.0C

    Cardiff: 20.1C

    Plymouth: 20.7C

    Birmingham: 20.8C

    Manchester: 20.0C

    Glasgow: 20.2C

    Aberdeen: 17.9C

    Belfast: 18.6C

    I remember visiting York on the Tuesday after this Bank Holiday in 1986. The river Ouse had burst its banks. It was cool and cloudy but didn't spoil what a great city York is.

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  • Location: South Pole
  • Location: South Pole
    Lowtown NI: 96.1mm

    Heathrow: 25.4mm

    Cardiff: 26.4mm

    Plymouth: 28.7mm

    Birmingham: 46.0mm

    RAF Valley: 56.1mm

    Manchester: 36.4mm

    Watnall: 59.9mm

    Durham: 69.1mm

    Dublin: 68.2mm

    Valentia: 87.5mm

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    You can add 135mm at Aber in Ceredigion to that list.

    Here's some stations and their highest maxima recorded during that month

    Heathrow: 25.0C

    And that was recorded on Sunday the 10th.... what is it with Sunday the 10th and highest temperatures in this country? :(

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  • Location: Dublin, ireland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow , thunderstorms and wind
  • Location: Dublin, ireland

    Hi Mr Data,

    I remember this one very well.

    Here in Dublin it was the worst storm in living memory.

    The rain was like nothing we had ever seen and as it was a summer storm the drains got blocked with leaves and debris and flooding was extensive.

    John

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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

    That looks like a very unsettled chart, what wind gusts did people record, i would not be suprised if 70mph was recorded.

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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
    Here's some stations and their highest maxima recorded during that month

    Heathrow: 25.0C

    Cardiff: 20.1C

    Plymouth: 20.7C

    Birmingham: 20.8C

    Manchester: 20.0C

    Glasgow: 20.2C

    Aberdeen: 17.9C

    Belfast: 18.6C

    Out of interest, what is the maximum recorded this August in the UK?

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    Sorry, Wasnt hurricane Charley around August 13 2004????

    Was there 2 Charleys???? I have a write up on my website posted by one of my users who lived through and sat in the eye of hurricane charley 2004 in Florida so thought id ask :lol:

    (Also as anyone can do - look up the records for hurricane charley and you'll get 2004) :lol:

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
    Sorry, Wasnt hurricane Charley around August 13 2004????

    Was there 2 Charleys????

    Well there's only so many girls names beginning with 'C' :lol: .

    She'll be around again come the 2020s!

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
    (Also as anyone can do - look up the records for hurricane charley and you'll get 2004) :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Charley_(1986)

    http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/charley1986.html

    http://www.hurricane.com/hurricane-season/...Y-1986-1104.php

    A name is only retired if the hurricane has been very notable, for instance like with Katrina, otherwise the name will be reused again :)

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

    yes I remember it well. I was living in Treaurddur Bay, Anglesey, and my rose garden was ruined. The wind changed through about 180 degrees and, in some cases, twisted the roses round to such an extent that they came out of the ground or the main root was broken off.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    I too remember that one well. Responsible for my largest 24 hour rainfall total for any month, 78.1mm.

    T.M

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    Posted
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    i remember getting soaked watching newcastle grab alate equaliser against spurs at white hart lane..ha ha..also tht day the might hammers turned ova man u 3-2 at old trafford!..bliss made up for getting drenched!

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    I`ve only just found this thread :angry:

    I don`t remember anything about this it must be hidden in the back of my mind somewhere :lol:

    As SB ask the wind speeds look very strong indeed on that,the east wind looks like severe gales easy to me unusual for easterlies/west winds yes.

    Lots of trees came down that`s what I read somewhere.

    S9

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