Category Archives: Historical climatology

When Did Fronts First Appear in the Met Office’s Daily Weather Report?

By David Livings One of the good things that can now be found on the web is a complete series of the Met Office’s Daily Weather Report going back to 1860. An overview of the early history of the report … Continue reading

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Wrap up well for St Valentine’s Day – a good chance of snow!

By Roger Brugge The days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter, but the temperature keeps falling – and so does the snow. At least in the climatological statistics they do! Looking at the date of occurrence of the … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 in Reading – the story so far

By Roger Brugge Now that we are half-way through August, the nights are getting longer and a Bank Holiday approaches, I thought it would be a good moment to take a preliminary look back on the summer of 2015 in … Continue reading

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I blame Spain and France!

By Ross Reynolds I was concerned to read this warning published recently in a national newspaper, partly because to roast me would require perhaps 200 °C for quite a few hours, but to boil the air (see lower down the … Continue reading

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Zeppelins at nine o’clock …

By Stephen Burt One of the interesting and rather unexpected benefits of compiling One hundred years of Reading weather, the book Roger Brugge and I have written as part of the Department’s 50th anniversary commemoration, was the unexpected insights provided into … Continue reading

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