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July 1880: exceptionally thundery


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    July 1880 was one of the most thunderiest months on record.

    Killingholme (Lincs) recorded 14 days of thunder which was described as a remarkable month for thunder, lightning and rain.

    Culford (Suffolk) recorded 13 days of thunder.

    Kew recorded 12 days of thunder.

    Mansfield (Notts) recorded 11 days of thunder.

    Other reports

    Shifnal: A month of thunderstorms and rain, thunder either near or distant on most days.

    Boston: The month has been remarkable for the constant succession of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

    Banbury: An unusual amount of thunder and lightning.

    Manchester: Much thunder and many thunderstorms.

    Llandudno: An unusual amount of thunder from the 12th to 16th.

    Killaloe: Frequent thunderstorms.

    Not surprisingly, it was a very wet month with shallow showery depressions frequent during the month.

    Some rainfall totals

    London Camden Square: 129.5mm

    Banbury: 135.4mm

    Addington: 209.2mm

    Langtree Wick: 242.1mm

    Bury St Edmunds: 116.6mm

    Barnstaple: 181.4mm

    Cirencester: 185.9mm

    Leicester: 171.2mm

    Cardiff: 168.7mm

    Braemar: 101.6mm

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