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Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt


Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767 provides a detailed description and analysis of the weather records made at the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford, the longest continuous series of single-site weather records in Britain and one of the longest in the world. The earliest records date from 1767, and daily records are unbroken since November 1813. The records allow the reconstruction of 200-year temperature and rainfall series and places the Oxford records in the context of long-term climate change. In this, the first full publication of the entire dataset, the long Oxford record is both celebr ... More

Keywords: Oxford, climate change, climate, weather, weather record, Radcliffe Observatory, climatology, averages, extremes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834632
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Burt, author
Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Tim Burt, author
Durham University, Emeritus Professor

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Part 1 Oxford’s weather and climate

Part 2 Oxford weather through the year

Part 3 Oxford Weather through the Seasons

Part 4 Long-term climate change in Oxford

Part 5 Chronology of noteworthy weather events in and around Oxford

Part 6 Oxford weather averages and extremes