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In the year that John Logie Baird made the first public television transmission, double-decker buses were introduced to the streets of London. Margaret Thatcher, former leader of the British Conservative Party was born, and Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler, was published.
Weather Notes:-
1st April - Snow south and east  of Edinburgh reached a depth of 15 to 20cm.
30th June - Pendennis Castle (Cornwall) recorded nearly 382 hours of sunshine in a month when some parts of Southwest England had no measurable rainfall.
22nd July - Severe thunderstorms in east and southeast London with hailstones weighing over 200g and as big as apples.

In London...
 Temperature 10.0°C   Rainfall 649.2 mm   Warmest  30.3°C
 Sunshine 1452 hrs      Coldest  -5.2°C

January Mild and rather dull with below average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   5.5°C    
 Monthly Highest  12.5°C   Total Rain  45 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -2.8°C  Total Sun  39 hrs

The beginning of January was very mild and unsettled. The temperature rose above 12°C. on the 2nd and over 10mm of rain fell on that day. During the second week there was a spell of settled weather, and between the 10th and 12th there was persistent dense fog, some of it freezing. On the 11th, the temperature failed to rise above 1.0°C. The mild and changeable weather returned at the end of the second week, and the month remained snow free. 

February - Very wet and mild with below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature   5.8°C    
 Monthly Highest  12.3°C   Total Rain  81 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -1.7°C  Total Sun  60 hrs

Most of February was mild or very mild, changeable and often windy and wet. On the 5th, after a mild and damp night, the temperature during the day rose above 12°C. On the 13th, nearly 29mm of rain fell. A short-lived colder interlude occurred in the fourth week, and after an overnight frost, the temperature on the 23rd only reached 4.2°C. Further wet weather occurred later in the week, and on the 25th over 20mm of rain fell. However, the last day of the month was sunny.

March - Dry, dull and cold.
 Mean Temperature   5.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  11.9°C   Total Rain  11 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -4.0°C  Total Sun  81 hrs

Winds were predominately from the north or northeast during March bringing plenty of dry, but also cold and rather cloudy weather. Some frost occurred and there were a few wintry showers. However, amounts of precipitation were small. On the 12th, the temperature only reached 3.3°C., and on the following night there was a sharp frost. It was milder for a while around mid month, but the cloudy and cold weather returned, and on the 24th, nearly 3mm of rain fell. 

April - Rather cold and dull with above average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   8.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  16.2°C   Total Rain   50 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -0.9°C  Total Sun  131 hrs

The opening days of April were rather cold and showery. The maximum temperature on the 3rd was only 8.7°C, and this was followed by the last air frost of the Spring. On the 6th, nearly 10mm of rain fell and at the beginning of the second week it briefly became warmer. On the 8th, it was sunny nearly all day and the temperature reached 16°C. The rather cold and cloudy weather then returned and although amounts of rain were small, there were few completely dry days. 

May - Rather warm with slightly above average rainfall and normal sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  13.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  24.7°C   Total Rain   49 mm
 Monthly Lowest   3.1°C  Total Sun  199 hrs

There was a cool start to May and the afternoon temperature on the 1st only reached 10.4°C. After a grass frost on the following night the weather became warmer and unsettled. Around mid month there was a short dry, sunny and warm spell. The maximum temperature on the 16th was close to 25°C. Later in the third week, changeable weather returned, and on the 23rd over 7mm of rain was recorded. However, at the end of May it became mostly fine and warm. 

June - Very dry, sunny and with temperatures slightly above normal.
 Mean Temperature  16.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  28.7°C   Total Rain    1 mm
 Monthly Lowest   6.5°C  Total Sun  271 hrs

No rain fell during the first 23 days of June, and although it was often sunny, winds were frequently from a northerly direction bringing rather cool nights and daytime temperatures only slightly above average. However, on the 11th, the afternoon high was close to 29°C. The drought was broken on the 24th, but the 1mm of rain that fell was the only measurable rain during the whole of June. It was a very cool day, too, with a maximum temperature of only 12.0°C.

July - Wet and rather warm with slightly below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  18.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  30.3°C   Total Rain  100 mm
 Monthly Lowest   9.5°C  Total Sun  187 hrs

The beginning of July was warm and mostly sunny but it then became cooler, cloudier and rather unsettled. However, fine weather returned towards the end of the second week and it became increasingly warm and humid. On the 22nd, the temperature rose above 30°C., but severe thunderstorms broke out late in the day with nearly 47mm of rain falling. Mainly warm weather continued, although the high on the 27th was only 17.5°C. 

August - Dull and cool with above average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature  16.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  25.2°C   Total Rain   65 mm
 Monthly Lowest   8.5°C  Total Sun  142 hrs

The early part of August was rather cloudy, cool and unsettled. The maximum temperature on the 4th was only 16.1°C. After mid month temperatures climbed a little and there were a few pleasantly warm and sunny days. The 16th was a sunny day and the temperature on the 17th rose above 25°C. However, the changeable weather continued, with some heavy, thundery rain. On the 24th, nearly 18mm fell, but the temperature reached 25°C. again on the 31st.

September - Very cool and rather wet with below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  11.9°C    
 Monthly Highest  19.9°C   Total Rain   63 mm
 Monthly Lowest   4.0°C  Total Sun  126 hrs

Most of September was unsettled and often windy with daytime temperatures mainly around 16 or 17°C. The 12th was a rare sunny day, but although there was often plenty of cloud and rainfall was frequent, amounts were generally small. However, on the 20th, over 12mm of rain was recorded. The maximum temperature on the 26th was only 13.7°C., but the end of the month became somewhat warmer. The afternoon temperature on 30th almost reached 20°C.

October - Rather dull and wet with above average temperatures.
 Mean Temperature  11.2°C    
 Monthly Highest  20.5°C   Total Rain  78 mm
 Monthly Lowest   0.8°C  Total Sun  85 hrs

The beginning of the month was warm with sunny periods. The temperature on the 1st exceeded 20°C. During the second week, although there was plenty of fine weather, it became colder. Around the middle of the month, grass frosts occurred overnight, and the high on the 16th was only 8.5°C. It then became milder, but unsettled and often windy. On the 22nd, nearly 22mm of rain fell, but there were still bright spells, and on the 25th there was sunshine nearly all day.

November - Cold, dry and sunny.
 Mean Temperature   4.8°C    
 Monthly Highest  15.6°C   Total Rain  38 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -4.5°C  Total Sun  79 hrs

The early part of November was mostly mild or very mild and changeable. The temperature on the 3rd rose close to 16°C. Rain was heavy at times, and on the 7th over 12mm was measured. It became colder during the second week as northerly winds developed. However, there was plenty of sunshine with rainfall light and separated by several dry days. At the end of the month it became very cold with sharp frosts, and the high on the 28th was only 1.7°C.

December - Cold, sunny and rather wet.
 Mean Temperature   3.6°C    
 Monthly Highest  13.1°C   Total Rain  68 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -5.2°C  Total Sun  52 hrs

The first week of December was cold or very cold, Some sleet and  snow fell, but amounts were small. On the 4th the temperature only reached 0.1°C., and there were several frosty nights. The second week was milder, and although rather cloudy and damp at times there were some sunny spells. Cold sunny weather occurred after mid month, but it became milder and unsettled by Christmas, and after a high of 13°C,. on the 29th, nearly 18mm of rain fell on the 30th.

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