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    May 1867 was a very peculiar month ranging from an early burst of summer heat from about the 4th to the 11th to late winter frosts and snow from the 21st to 24th.

    4th-11th May 1867 CET: 15.2

    21st-24th May 1867 CET: 5.4

    Overall CET for May 1867 was 11.4

    Maxima recorded on the 6th of May.

    Camden Square: 28.9C

    Wisbech: 28.9C

    Bury St Edmunds: 26.7C

    Manchester: 24.4C

    Minima recorded during the period 21st-24th May

    Camden Square: -0.1C [23rd]

    Banbury: -1.3C [23rd]

    Bury St Edmunds: -2.8C [24th]

    Manchester: 0C [23rd, 24th]

    Reports

    Linton Park: Very hot from 4th to 11th and very cold from 20th to 26th. Snow fell in sufficent quantities to cover ground on 23rd.

    Bromley: Heavy snowstorm on the 22nd with hail and thunder.

    Kensworth: An extraordinary fall of snow with terrific gusts of wind. The ground quite covered on 22nd.

    Ampthill: 22nd of May very cold and a snowstorm.

    Bexwell: Showers of hail and snow on 22nd

    Derby: Snowstorm, soft hail 0.5 inches in diameter on 22nd.

    Banbury: Violent thunderstorm on 10th, snow and hail on 22nd.

    Calne: Downs white with snow on 22nd.

    Wigston: Slight snow showers on the 22nd and 23rd

    Skipton: Snow on the 22nd

    Sleet and snow fell during the Derby meeting at Epsom on the 22nd May 1867

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  • Location: portsmouth uk
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  • Location: portsmouth uk
    May 1867 was a very peculiar month ranging from an early burst of summer heat from about the 4th to the 11th to late winter frosts and snow from the 21st to 24th.

    4th-11th May 1867 CET: 15.2

    21st-24th May 1867 CET: 5.4

    Overall CET for May 1867 was 11.4

    Maxima recorded on the 6th of May.

    Camden Square: 28.9C

    Wisbech: 28.9C

    Bury St Edmunds: 26.7C

    Manchester: 24.4C

    Minima recorded during the period 21st-24th May

    Camden Square: -0.1C [23rd]

    Banbury: -1.3C [23rd]

    Bury St Edmunds: -2.8C [24th]

    Manchester: 0C [23rd, 24th]

    Reports

    Linton Park: Very hot from 4th to 11th and very cold from 20th to 26th. Snow fell in sufficent quantities to cover ground on 23rd.

    Bromley: Heavy snowstorm on the 22nd with hail and thunder.

    Kensworth: An extraordinary fall of snow with terrific gusts of wind. The ground quite covered on 22nd.

    Ampthill: 22nd of May very cold and a snowstorm.

    Bexwell: Showers of hail and snow on 22nd

    Derby: Snowstorm, soft hail 0.5 inches in diameter on 22nd.

    Banbury: Violent thunderstorm on 10th, snow and hail on 22nd.

    Calne: Downs white with snow on 22nd.

    Wigston: Slight snow showers on the 22nd and 23rd

    Skipton: Snow on the 22nd

    Sleet and snow fell during the Derby meeting at Epsom on the 22nd May 1867

    its amazing to think that all this talk of global warming when extremes like this where going on back then, i wonder if we had extreme heat and cold since then although i expect there really rare events.

    but very intresting maybe where going to experience cold like this again sometime in the future and heat to after long over due cooler period. :huh:

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