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Heat And Thunder Of 11th/12th June 1900

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    The highest maximum recorded on the 11th of June 1900

    London, Camden Square: 90.1F

    Boston: 88.0F

    Hesley Hall: 88.0F

    Kensington: 87.6F

    Breadsall Priory: 87.0F

    Hitchin: 86.0F

    Winslow: 86.0F

    Hartley Witney: 85.0F

    Manchester: 85.0F

    Hull: 84.0F

    Bury St Edmunds: 84.0F

    Dundee: 75.2F


    Thunderstorms with hail broke out in a number of places.

    Some reports

    Oxford: Thunder and lightning at 7.15pm

    Blisworth: Terrific thunderstorm in the evening, 0.84 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes.

    Burton: Hailstones weighed six to the lb, the rain was so heavy that the drains could not carry it awy fast enough and several cottages flooded.

    Uttoxeter: Thunder and 1.05 inches of rain

    Coventry: Heavy thunderstorm

    Kibworth: A violent thunderstorm at 2.45pm, 2.27 inches of rain in less than 5 hours. Great floods in the low lands.

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Terrific hailstorm and 1.73 inches of rain. Every bit of glass about was smashed.

    Nottingham: Thunder, lightning and rain at 4.30pm

    Bolton: Brilliant lightning in various forms and colour from 9 to 10.30pm with loud thunder.

    Meltham: Severe thunderstorms from 4 to 11pm. Very brilliant and frequent lightning as many as 18 flashes per minute.

    Knaresborough: Severe thunderstorm

    There were further violent thunderstorms on the 12th

    Abinger Hall: Severe storm about 8pm and lasting about an hour. Thunder was unusually loud.

    Frimley Green: Thunderstorm at 8.30pm

    Hungerford: A terrific thunderstorm about 3pm with hurricane winds and rain in torrents. Hailstones as large as pullet's eggs, some weighing 8ozs. Damage to trees and crops.

    Culham: Thunderstorm with large and curiously shaped hailstones.

    Oxford: Vivid lightning at 10pm

    Swerford: Thunderstorm with walnut size hail. The worst storm for area since August 1843 hailstorm.

    Geldeston: Severe thunderstorm in evening.

    Upton-on-Severn: remarkable hailstorm, the stones as large as shillings.

    Chelford: As dark as night at 3pm with violent gusts and 0.55 inches of rain falling in 7 minutes.

    Grange-over-Sands: Lightning and thunder

    Brampton: Great thunderstorm from 5 to 5.30pm. Much lightning and one continuous roar of thunder.

    Drumnadrochit: Violent thunderstorm from 8 to 10pm

    Cork: Thunder and lightning.

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