In June 1975, Britain was covered with snow.
But the following summer was the warmest and driest on record in the UK
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This radical change is clearly your fault, and has turned Britain into a Mediterranean paradise.
We’ve been promised a Mediterranean climate in the UK for 35 years now. Still waiting.
As it is the anniversary of the DDay landings, I decided to go and take a look at the original weather report for the south of England.
Of course the invasion meant life or death for thousands, maybe millions and a lot of effort went into studying the one big variable, the weather. The max temperature for that day was 15.6C in the south of England
If they had known the true temperatures, as given by the modern adjustments, they would have rolled over and surrendered.
Or put on their parkas.
I remember both the spring of 75 and the summer of 76. It’s also worth noting that the temp at the beginning of june was 5 or 6°C in London, I saw heavy snow at Liverpool St station in East London but the temp changed from 5°C to 21°c in one day. The rest of the summer of 75 was sunny and very warm. 76 was notable for it’s dryness. I worked in a semi-conductor lab where humidity and temp were taken 3 times a day. The lowest humidity we recorded was 8. The temp max was at 90°F for most of the summer.
Which semi-conductor lab? I had dealings with several during late 70s early 80s. I was working for GEC in the Medway Towns in 1976, and can remember watching a pond gradually dry up over the 1975/76 period on my bus ride to work.
25 or so years later I saw the worst floods on the River Trent since 1947.
Just weather, and life’s rich tapestry.
Like Stephen I remember the summers of ’75 and ’76 well. I was in an English class at school watching the snow fall in the afternoon on 2nd June 1975. I also remember Michael Fish giving the weather forecast the night before and him mentioning that the current temperature in The Faroes was -5C.
Apparently “Wet and Windy” is the new definition of heatwave and drought in the UK.
It must be an extreme summer in the UK if there is any rain. I hope they can survive. I guess that’s why so many climate refugees from Africa are migrating illegally to the UK.
They will be more acclimatised to the heat and drought.