What's the weather like?24th January 2015
There is something about the British weather that makes you want to talk about it. But if you are talking about the Georgian period this can be tricky. Fear not, help is at hand.
Martin Rowley has collated an enormous amount of historical weather data over at http://booty.org.uk/booty.weather/climate/histclimat.htm. With his kind permission, I have reproduced the data from 1700 to 1849 on this site.
In mid-November of 1748 a remark about the severity of the frost will not be astray. In the summer of 1765 a comment on the unnaturally dry weather and the parlous state of the crops will be more appropriate. Lots of fun and very useful to the historian.
Have a look here »