The daily and weekly weather data resides in 33 books, 'Weekly Weather|
Reports of the Meteorological Office' (C/de 25 AO-9). The data
contained in these books are tables and maps of daily and weekly
surface pressure, temperature, rainfall, cloudiness, and winds for the
British Isles. These are for each week of the period 1878 to 1938.
There are daily weather maps containing data on clouds, temperature,
winds, sea, and pressure. These maps cover all of Europe for call
number C/de 25 AO-9 and United States and Eastern Canada in addition
to Europe for call number C/de 25 AO-11 (next description).The weekly
parameters incorporated in the data tables are the following: mean
temperature and rainfall; highest and lowest temperature for the week;
number of days of rainfall; and total rainfall deviation from normal.
The daily, weekly, monthly, and annual climate data resides in 14
books, 'British Meteorological Yearbook' (C/de 25 AO-11). The data
contained in these books are hourly surface weather observation
tables, daily, weekly, monthly, and annual surface climatic data for
the British Isles, and daily weather maps for Europe, North Atlantic,
and North America. These data are for each month or year of the period
1908 to 1921. Parameters included in the hourly observations are
pressure, temperature, wind, sunshine, cloudiness, rainfall, and
Weekly data included in these data are the following: upper-level
temperature, humidity, and winds; mean, highest, and lowest surface
temperature; mean of the daily maximum, minimum, and mean air and
ground temperature; number of rain days; rain amounts; duration of
wind speeds; extreme wind direction and velocity; and highest, lowest,
and mean sea-surface temperature. In addition, there are daily
magnetic readings for the British Isles tabulated.
Monthly variables incorporated in these data are the following: mean
pressure, temperature, and sunshine hours; mean maximum and minimum
temperature; cloud amount; sunshine hours; absolute maximum and
minimum temperature; pressure difference from average; number of days
of precipitation, snow, hail, thunderstorms; total rainfall;
maximum 24 hour rainfall; and wind direction and speed frequency.
The following annual parameters are included in these data: mean
temperature, pressure, humidity, and cloud amounts; mean maximum and
minimum temperature; absolute maximum and minimum temperature; wind
direction and speed frequency; daily mean sunshine hours; per cent
possible sunshine; total rainfall, maximum 24 hour rainfall; number of
days of precipitation, precipitation greater than a certain intensity,
snow, hail, thunderstorms, and fog. The difference from the average
for these variables is also tabulated.
Daily synoptic charts covering Europe, North Atlantic, and North
America are included in these data sets, featuring isobars and winds.
Monthly and annual charts display pressure, wind, storm tracks, mean
temperature and sunshine, and total rainfall.
These books are part of the foreign meteorological data collection
held by the NOAA Central Library in Washington, DC. Information in
this collection dates back to the 18th century for daily, monthly,
seasonal, and annual tabular summaries, and the 19th century for
weather maps. These data are the result of foreign exchange
agreements, but the collection has not been updated since 1983.