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HI

I was interested to see that the summer of 1947 was similar to this summer with lots of flooding.

It was followed by a bad winter.

Does anybody know what the summer of 1962 was like? 1962/63 was a really bad winter

Just wondering if it will be a bad winter this year

Thanks

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  • Location: Ash, Surrey/Hampshire Border Farnborough 4 miles
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: Ash, Surrey/Hampshire Border Farnborough 4 miles
    HI

    I was interested to see that the summer of 1947 was similar to this summer with lots of flooding.

    It was followed by a bad winter.

    Does anybody know what the summer of 1962 was like? 1962/63 was a really bad winter

    Just wondering if it will be a bad winter this year

    Thanks

    Hello Freddie,

    I have just found this and, although not very scientific, thought it may amuse.

    'PS: Long range forecast from the BBC in 1962: 'Summer this year will occur at aproximately 2.35pm on tuesday July 21st.'

    Is there really anything new about a wet British Summer?'

    So it does suggest that it was pretty awful, doesn't it? We must look for the stats.

    Andy

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  • Location: Ash, Surrey/Hampshire Border Farnborough 4 miles
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: Ash, Surrey/Hampshire Border Farnborough 4 miles

    Year Mth Tmax/min af Rain Sun

    ?

    1962 1 8.3 2.2 8 64.4 54.1

    1962 2 7.7 2.3 4 12.2 57.8

    1962 3 7.3* 0.2* 14* 35.6 95.4

    1962 4 12.5 5.1 1 44.9 125.4

    1962 5 14.9 7.5 0 31.9 147.7

    1962 6 19.6 9.5 0 8.6 246.7

    1962 7 20.1 12.4 0 61.3 127.6

    1962 8 20.2 12.1 0 51.0 172.3

    1962 9 17.7 9.8 0 64.6 138.9

    1962 10 15.5 7.9 0 38.4 100.9

    1962 11 9.2 3.7 5 36.7 26.0

    1962 12 5.2 -0.4 17 49.7 50.0

    1963 1 0.8 -3.8 26 28.3 33.6

    1963 2 1.9 -2.8 26 11.9 55.3

    1963 3 10.7 3.0 6 60.5 98.1

    1963 4 13.3 5.3 2 49.5 121.9

    1963 5 16.0 7.0 0 41.7 183.7

    1963 6 20.4 11.3 0 57.7 176.6

    1963 7 20.8 11.3 0 42.1 200.0

    1963 8 19.6 11.5 0 54.1 137.3

    1963 9 17.9 10.3 0 71

    These are from weather station in Greenwich.

    It is interesting to see the temperature rocket from March to April 1962. And the sunshine hours is a fair bit higher too. As an amateur I have no knowledge whether the rain is high/lo or what.

    Taken from here

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/sta...eenwichdata.txt

    Andy

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  • Location: Northern Kent [Higham]
  • Location: Northern Kent [Higham]

    It's a shame Steve Murr has'nt had a chance to reply to my questions in the "Can someone explain" thread under model discussion as i have roughly the same question.

    The similarity between a previous setup we're experiencing currently with a lower then usual JS, and what caused it, why, and the reprocussions that followed.

    *Considers sending a PM to that busy man <_< :lol:

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  • Location: The Deben Valley, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, very cold (inc. anticyclonic) weather
  • Location: The Deben Valley, Suffolk

    The flooding of 1947 occured in the Spring of 1947, not so much the summer. It came after a cold and very snowy winter, and this was alot of the reason for the flooding, large amounts of snowmelt and frozen ground was the main cause of the problem. The winter of 1947/48 was not at all as cold. In my opinion there does not seem to be any correlation between the summer and winter temperatures; we could easily now go into the mildest winter ever, who knows!? I don't think we will see much below an average winter to be honest.

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    I belive 1947 had a very warm summer, record breaking I believe. Our summer hasn't been exceptionally warm so far, so there aren't many similarties. Also I don't believe there is any link between a warm summer and cold winter, or a wet summer and a cold winter and so on.

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

    The winter of 1947, especially Jan(mid month) onwards into March was one of the snowiest and coldest recorded in the 20th century.

    March had the very serious floods referred to on here and in news reports comparing this just occurred to 1947.

    Summer 1947 was one of the warmest on record at the time.

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