The Cold & Wet Augusts Of 1941 and 1951

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Weather wise, August this year has been a pretty nondescript month, with very little of note. This has not always been the case!

 

Back in 1941, it really was an unpleasant month, cool and very wet in places. In England, for instance, rainfall was 45% above average, with the Thames Valley seeing double the usual rainfall:

 

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August 1951 was very similar. Again, rainfall in England was one and a half times the usual, and large parts of the East and Midlands saw double the norm. Heavy rainfall was also a feature on several days:

 

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Tomorrow we’ll look at 1961 and 1971.

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September 2, 2021 at 05:24AM

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