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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    August 1956 was very cool with a CET of 13.5 and it was also wet with an EWR of 158.6mm

    Some notable events of the month were:

    5th: 60mm fell during a storm at Swanage in 1 hour.

    6th: 45mm fell at Arundel Castle in 18 minutes

    Hailstorm left 30cm+ deep in Tunbridge Wells, 81mm fell at Faversham

    18th: 50mm+ fell across many western parts and northern parts as a deep low moved through northern England

    25th: 75mm+ fell on parts of Somerset.

    Low pressures, one after another moved through the UK during the month and there was hardly one day where high pressure had total control over the UK until the very end of the month

    Here's some data from the month

    Dyce

    Mean Max: 14.7 (-2.7) Highest Max: 17.8 Rainfall: 83mm (108%)

    Glasgow

    Mean Max: 16.1 (-2.4) Highest Max: 18.9 Rainfall: 117mm (127%)

    Eskdalemuir

    Mean Max: 14.5 (-2.7) Highest Max: 19.4 Rainfall: 226mm (173%)

    Tynemouth

    Mean Max: 14.6 (-3.0) Highest Max: 20.6 Rainfall: 159mm (227%)

    Manchester

    Mean Max: 16.9 (-2.5) Highest Max: 21.7 Rainfall: 201mm (240%)

    Watnall

    Mean Max: 16.9 (-3.4) Highest Max: 20.6 Rainfall: 152mm (214%)

    Birmingham

    Mean Max: 17.1 (-3.2) Highest Max: 20.0 Rainfall: 112mm (170%)

    Kew

    Mean Max: 18.2 (-3.3) Highest Max: 21.7 Rainfall: 93mm (163%)

    Belfast

    Mean Max: 16.1 (-2.1) Highest Max: 20.6 Rainfall: 161mm (171%)

    August 1956 was a fairly thundery month over England and Wales

    Number of days with thunder

    Manchester: 6

    Birmingham: 5

    Watnall: 7

    Ross-on-wye: 7

    Kew: 7

    But not so over Scotland

    Dyce: 0

    Glasgow: 0

    Stornoway: 0

    Not surprising the summer of 1956 made news for all the wrong reasons with film footage of deserted windswept beaches, people struggling to stay upright in the strong winds, children and adults having "hail ball" fights and workmen clearing the hail that struck Tunbridge Wells with shovels.

    For the whole of the UK, September 1956 was warmer than the previous August

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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 can just remember August 1956. We had friends from Northumberland staying for a fortnight ( can't remember which two weeks ) and the main topic of conversation of the adults was how bad the weather was, I think it rained at some time on each day of the fortnight, sometimes for the whole day.

    August 1986 was almost as bad here. Buxton had a mean of 11.6c in 1956 and 11.7c in 1986. I recorded a mean max' of 14.8c in 1986.

    1922 was worst of all with a mean of 10.4c at Buxton, 1912 came in at 11.2c. 1912 was worst for sunshine though with only 93 hours, the other poor Augusts mentioned above all had between 112 and 120 hours.

    T.M

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
    I can just remember August 1956. We had friends from Northumberland staying for a fortnight ( can't remember which two weeks ) and the main topic of conversation of the adults was how bad the weather was, I think it rained at some time on each day of the fortnight, sometimes for the whole day.

    August 1986 was almost as bad here. Buxton had a mean of 11.6c in 1956 and 11.7c in 1986. I recorded a mean max' of 14.8c in 1986.

    1922 was worst of all with a mean of 10.4c at Buxton, 1912 came in at 11.2c. 1912 was worst for sunshine though with only 93 hours, the other poor Augusts mentioned above all had between 112 and 120 hours.

    T.M

    I certanly don`t remember the 1956 event wasn`t around then,1986 I was in school can`t really remember that summer either nothing really stood out.

    August 1993 was certanly cool if I remember I had one day of 10c max.

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