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The Very Cold November Of 1807


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    November 1807 was very cold with a CET of 2.9C

    Here are the max. and min. temperatures for London that were recorded during that month.

    1. 55f, 43f

    2. 53f, 39f

    3. 47f, 37f

    4. 49f, 33f

    5. 52f, 36f

    6. 49f, 41f

    7. 50f, 41f

    8. 46f, 32f

    9. 44f, 33f

    10. 47f, 33f

    11. 42f, 28f

    12. 37f, 29f

    13. 37f, 31f

    14. 41f, 30f

    15. 44f, 35f

    16. 43f, 39f

    17. 43f, 37f

    18. 40f, 30f

    19. 45f, 32f

    20. 41f, 30f

    21. 37f, 25f

    22. 45f, 32f

    23. 48f, 31f

    24. 37f, 32f

    25. 42f, 29f

    26. 38f, 27f

    27. 33f, 22f

    28. 31f, 23f

    29. 33f, 30f

    30. 36f, 30f

    2nd Nov: a very stormy night. About 3am, a sudden violent gust with hail after which the wind fell. (sounds like a squall line)

    11th/12th Nov: a little snow

    19th Nov: Snow in considerable quantity for the season, which was dissolved by rain in the course of the day.

    29th Nov: snow at intervals

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  • Location: Ramsgate, Kent
  • Location: Ramsgate, Kent

    Found a couple of other sources about this month. 

    A weather diary from Bristol by Dr Pole shows relatively the same temperatures but much harsher wintry conditions out West. Frequent heavy snowfalls reported mid-month and fairly wet. 

    Also a quote from James Losh's Diary based in Newcastle. 

    ''The last November (1807) has been by much the most severe November I ever remember - Indeed although the frost was not long continued without intervals of thaw, I apprehend that it's average cold has been fully equal to that of January in general. I do not believe that the season has not been unhealthy except for old and very delicate persons who have certainly died in great numbers. Flowers of all kind have been checked and the sowing of Wheat has been greatly impeded'' 

    The following December was equally as cold but the Christmas period was slightly milder and 10C was recorded in London come Boxing day.

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  • Location: halifax 125m
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  • Location: halifax 125m

    1807: On November 19th and 20th, a disastrous blizzard swept the country and many people were killed. Two transport ships were wrecked on the east coast.

    Heavy snow prevented the crews from realising how close they were to land. Records at the Phoenix Park detail heavy falls of snow during the winter and many people died.

    This is a transcript from an Irish paper

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