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Hello,

I hope that some of your memebers might be able to help. I am currently researching various aspects of world war 2 in Britain. Aside from some very sketchy information about the winter of 1939-1940, being a bad one, I can find little else. Do any of you know where I may go, to find out the details of wartime weater records?

Thanks

John

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    You can have a look at these links for the weather since 1914:

    For the England and Wales Mean Temperature

    http://www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/series...tics/ewtemp.txt

    For the England and Wales Rainfall

    www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/seriesstatistics/ewrain.txt

    For the England and Wales Sunshine

    www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/seriesstatistics/ewsun.txt

    :)

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

    hi

    These sites may give some info on the weather in the war.

    Perhaps the most important forecast ever done here

    http://www2.met-office.gov.uk/corporate/an...ting/index.html

    this one is fascinating

    http://www.ecmwf.int/products/d/inspect/ca...earch/era/dday/

    try this

    http://www.paperlessarchives.com/d-day_documents.html

    this site is by an ex senior weather forecaster in the Met office

    http://www.franksingleton.clara.net/whither_the_weather.html

    and this from the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/hist...ture/dday.shtml

    enough to keep you going about D-Day and the weather anyway.

    John

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    Thankyou all very much for your help. I am currently writing a mini television history on Birmingham at war This is one of the great untold stories. Weather detail in my research however, has been very patchy and when I write and obviously when we eventually shoot, I have to get it spot on.

    Please look at my site, the blog and the links

    many thanks

    John

    www.carvery.zoomshare.com

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