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1906 Rather Sunny. A Cold and Dry Spring. A Good Late Summer.
In the year that the Rolls Royce car company was founded, Finland became the first country to allow women to vote; and an earthquake in San Francisco (California), and the subsequent fire, was responsible for the deaths of around 3,000 persons.
Weather Notes:-
2nd August - Severe thunderstorms in Surrey with squally winds produced much damage and some fatalities. Over 25mm of rain fell in 15 minutes in parts of Guildford, with 37 mm in a similar time at Haslemere.
2nd September - Bawtry (South Yorkshire) had a maximum temperature of 35.6°C. with highs above 32°C. across much of central and eastern Britain.
26th December - Widespread snow, particularly over northern and eastern Scotland, where 20 to 30cm was measured, and the south and east of England,  where 10 to 15cm fell. 

In London...
 Temperature 10.4°C   Rainfall 599.9 mm   Warmest  33.2°C
 Sunshine 1723 hrs      Coldest  -4.8°C

JanuaryMild and sunny but wet.
 Mean Temperature   5.9°C    
 Monthly Highest  11.5°C   Total Rain  85 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -2.8°C  Total Sun  65 hrs

This was a changeable, snow-free, month, and often windy, as a series of Atlantic frontal systems crossed the country. Some of the rain was heavy, and on the 16th over 10mm fell. However, rainfall seldom lasted long, and between rain bands there was plenty of sunshine. Temperatures were mostly mild, but on the 23rd, after an overnight frost, the maximum only reached 1.7°C. The cold weather was short-lived, and on the 26th the high was close to 12°C.

February - Sunny and rather cold with above average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   3.9°C    
 Monthly Highest   9.8°C   Total Rain  43 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -3.5°C  Total Sun  89 hrs

Winds were frequently from the west or northwest during February, and although the weather was changeable, rain was mainly light and intermittent. However, on the 17th, over 15mm of rain was recorded. After a mild start to the month, it became cold for a  while with a little snow, and the maximum temperature on the 6th, was only 2.9°C.  Generally, in a month with no mild days, temperatures were mostly slightly below normal with several frosty nights.

March - Cold and rather dry with slightly below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature   5.6°C    
 Monthly Highest  16.2°C   Total Rain   26 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -2.2°C  Total Sun  110 hrs

There was some mild and damp weather early in March, but during the second week there was some heavier rain before it became colder. On the 10th, over 7mm of rain fell, and the maximum temperature on the 13th was only 3.9°C. There were some wintry showers, but it briefly became milder after mid month, and the 17th was a sunny day with the afternoon temperature rising above 16°C. The end of the month was generally cold with showers and overnight frost.

April - Very dry, sunny and rather cold.
 Mean Temperature   7.9°C    
 Monthly Highest  21.7°C   Total Rain   11 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -0.8°C  Total Sun  219 hrs

No measurable rain occurred during the first 3 weeks of April and there was plenty of sunshine. It was cold at first, and the maximum temperature on the 2nd was only 7.5°C. There were several ground frosts, but daytime temperatures rose, and during the second week it became warm for a while. The temperature on both the 12th and 13th exceeded 20°C. It then became cooler, and from the 22nd unsettled weather prevailed. On the 28th, nearly 6mm of rain fell.

May - Dull and rather cool with near normal rainfall.
 Mean Temperature  11.8°C    
 Monthly Highest  22.9°C   Total Rain   46 mm
 Monthly Lowest   0.6°C  Total Sun  152 hrs

There were some rather warm days early in May, and the temperature on the 8th almost reached 23°C. However, thundery rain followed overnight with nearly 20mm recorded. It then became much cooler, and on the 10th, the maximum temperature was only 9.8°C. After mid month, it was often cool, rather cloudy and showery, although  clear nights during the third week allowed some ground frost to develop. The last few days of May were less cool and sunnier. 

June - Wet, but rather sunny, with below average temperatures.
 Mean Temperature  15.2°C    
 Monthly Highest  27.5°C   Total Rain   72 mm
 Monthly Lowest   5.1°C  Total Sun  247 hrs

There was plenty of dry weather with sunshine during the early part of June, but it was often rather cool or cool, especially at night. On the 14th, the maximum temperature was only 13.3°C. Towards the end of the third week it became warm, and the temperature on the 23rd exceeded 27°C. It then became cooler, but with lengthy sunny spells. There was a day of almost unbroken sunshine on the 26th, but prolonged thundery rain totalled nearly 58mm on the 29th.   

July - Dry and sunny with temperatures slightly above normal.
 Mean Temperature  17.7°C    
 Monthly Highest  27.1°C   Total Rain   26 mm
 Monthly Lowest   8.3°C  Total Sun  249 hrs

There was plenty of dry and sunny weather early in July. Temperatures were close to average by day but nights were rather cool.  It was not completely settled, and there were occasional cooler, cloudier days with bands of light rain. On the 12th, the high was only 18.3°C. The weather became warm after mid month, and the maximum temperature on the 18th was above 27°C. However, some thundery outbreaks occurred, and on the 27th, over 20mm of rain fell.

August - Very dry, sunny and warm.
 Mean Temperature  18.4°C    
 Monthly Highest  32.7°C   Total Rain   19 mm
 Monthly Lowest   7.8°C  Total Sun  238 hrs

The first 10 days of August were mostly warm or very warm and thundery, although amounts of rain were small. Around the middle of the month, it was changeable and cooler,  but with only a little rain. On the 18th, the maximum temperature was only 18.1°C. Over 5mm of rain fell on the 25th, but the last 10 days of the month were mainly dry and sunny. It was warm at times, and at the end of the month it became hot. The maximum temperature on the 31st was near 33°C. 

September - Rather sunny with above average temperatures and below normal rainfall.
 Mean Temperature  15.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  33.2°C   Total Rain   44 mm
 Monthly Lowest   3.0°C  Total Sun  167 hrs

The opening 2 days of September were very hot and sunny. The temperature exceeded 33°C. on the 1st, and the 2nd was only a fraction of a degree cooler. Temperatures fell substantially at the end of the first week,  and on the 5th over 14mm of rain fell. Around the middle of the month, although it was largely dry, there were several cool days. On the 16th, the maximum temperature was only 14.5°C. Towards the end of the month it became warmer, but fairly unsettled.

October - Mild and wet with slightly above average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  12.2°C    
 Monthly Highest  20.7°C   Total Rain   81 mm
 Monthly Lowest   1.7°C  Total Sun  101 hrs

The first 3 weeks of October were mainly mild or very mild, rather cloudy at times and unsettled, but with several dry and bright days. It was warm and sunny for a while around the end of the second week, and the temperature on the 11th rose close to 21°C. Towards the end of the month, the weather became very unsettled and often windy, although there were further sunny spells. On the 30th, the temperature failed to rise above 9.6°C. and nearly 21mm of rain was recorded.

November - Dull and wet with above average temperatures.
 Mean Temperature   7.7°C    
 Monthly Highest  15.0°C   Total Rain  99 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -1.4°C  Total Sun  39 hrs

The first half of November was very changeable and sometimes windy. On the 8th, over 26mm of rain fell. It was mild at first, but the second week was somehat colder with overnight frost occurring. On the 13th, the temperature only reached 5.5°C. During the second half of November, the weather remained unsettled, but  it was less wet. Winds were predominantly from the south or southwest and it was mild. The temperature on the 22nd reached 15°C. 

December - Cold and rather sunny with below average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   3.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  12.8°C   Total Rain  47 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -4.8°C  Total Sun  47 hrs

The early part of December was mild, and on the 3rd, the maximum temperature was close to 13°C. Temperatures fell closer to normal later in the first week and the second and third weeks were unsettled. On the 16th, nearly 12mm of rain fell. At the beginning of the fourth week, bitterly cold east winds developed, and the maximum on the 23rd was only minus 0.7°C. Nearly 10cm of snow fell on the 26th, but at the end of the year it became milder.

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