The Librarian
03 April 2012 14:52:37

Originally posted by Kevin Bradshaw (KevBrads1)

The summer of 1872 was a wet and exceptionally thundery summer with frequent and at times severe thunderstorms. The CET for the summer was 15.5C


Some reports of the thunderstorms that occurred during that summer.


7th: Thunderstorms in the counties of Bedford. Oxford, York, Monmouth, Ross, Tipperary and Galway
8th: Thunder in Devonshire, North Yorkshire, Nairn and Inverness
9th: Thunder heard in Devonshire, Ayrshire and Tipperary
10th: Thunder in Sussex, north Lancashire and Renfrew


18th: Exceptionally thundery with widespread severe thunderstorms. 32.8C at Maidstone and Leicester
Pinner Hill: The most severe thunderstorm we have had for 30 years
Ashburton: Fearful thunderstorm at 8pm
Clawton: Terrific thunderstorm during evening and night
Dartmoor: Severe thunderstorm from 7.30pm to 4.30am
Mansfield: A very remarkable thunderstorm; rain in torrents and hailstones of immense size, peal after peal of the loudest thunder.
Chesterfield: Severe thunderstorm at night
Macclesfield: Thunderstorm lasting 12 hours.
Ripon: A succession of thunderstorms from 11am to 8pm
Swansea: Violent thunderstorm
Milford: Lightning almost continuous
Thunderstorms in north Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Warwickshire, Salop, Yorks, Radnor and Ross
26th: Thunderstorm in Norfolk, thunder in Bedford and Nottingham
Culford: 7 days of thunder
Orleton: 8 days of thunder
Boston: 6 days of thunder


4th: Thunderstorms in various parts
6th: Thunderstorms almost universal throughout England and Wales
7th: Particularly violent storms along the English/Welsh border. Tornado near Bodenham in Herefordshire
11th: Thunderstorms in Sussex, Middlesex, Bedford, Norfolk, Leicester, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Chester, Whitby
12th: Thunderstorms at Cambridge, East Anglia, north Lancashire and east Yorkshire
13th: Hailstorm at Dartford, floods in south Yorkshire
16th: Storm in Devon
19th: Storm at Ipswich
22nd: Storms in Middlesex, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Bedford, Devon, north Lancashire, Yorkshire, Nairn
23rd: Thunderstorms in eastern counties
24th: Severe storm at Ipswich
26th: Thunderstorms in several counties
27th: Storm in Tipperary and Cork
30th: Sharp thunderstorms in southern England


1st: Thunder in north Devon
2nd: Thunder in Pinner, Diss, Chichester, Tavistock
3rd: Thunder at Forest hill, slight storm at Milford
5th: Small storms throughout England and Scotland
6th: Thunder in Shropshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire
7th: Thunderstorms prevalent in most parts.
8th: Sharp thunderstorm in Midland counties
9th: Thunderstorm in Monmouthshire
10th: Thunder at Broughton-in-Furness (15th day of thunder since 7th of June), thunder in Nairn and Inverness
21st: Thunderstorm at Buckish, Ashburton, Llanfrechfa, Swansea
25th: Thunderstorms at Bideford and Beverley
30th: Sharp thunderstorm at Diss









33.9C at Maidstone on the 25th July


Users browsing this topic