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1927 Dull, Wet and Rather Cold. A Very Poor Summer.
In the year that the People's Liberation Army was formed in China during the Nanchang Uprising, the first television transmission was demonstrated in New York, and the first 'Talkie' film 'The Jazz Singer' made it's debut.
Weather Notes:-
January 28th - Severe gales affected Scotland for the second time in 9 days. There were 11 fatalities attributed to the storm and at Abbotsinch, near Glasgow, a gust of 89kn was recorded.
July 6th - Thundery rain gave totals over 70mm during the evening and overnight in eastern parts of both Essex and Kent.
December 27th - Rain turned to snow late on the 25th, and continued into the 26th. By the morning of the 27th, the North Downs, Chilterns and Salisbury Plain had 50 to 60cm of level snow and drifts of 6 or 7m. Most lowland parts of southern England had 20 to 30cm of snow.
 
In London...
 Temperature 10.0°C   Rainfall 815.8 mm   Warmest  26.7°C
 Sunshine 1317 hrs      Coldest  -5.9°C

JanuaryRather mild with above average sunshine and below normal rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   4.9°C    
 Monthly Highest  11.6°C   Total Rain  49 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -3.4°C  Total Sun  51 hrs

The first 3 weeks of January were unsettled, as Atlantic weather systems crossed the country. Rainfall was mostly light, and there were lengthy spells of sunshine between rain bands. Temperatures varied  from near, or rather above, normal, to mild. On the 9th, the maximum temperature was close to 12°C. On the 21st, over 8mm of rain fell and it became temporarily colder with some overnight frosts. The maximum temperature on the 22nd was only 2.8°C.

February - Very wet and dull with temperatures close to average.
 Mean Temperature   4.5°C    
 Monthly Highest  12.2°C   Total Rain  86 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -3.9°C  Total Sun  34 hrs

Early February was changeable with some heavy rain at times. On the 1st, nearly 14mm of rain fell. Temperatures were mostly near normal, but during the second week it became cold with fog and frost. The period from the 11th to the 17th was dull and misty, and for the first 3 days, there was dense fog, some of it freezing. On the 11th, after an early low near minus 4°C., the high for the day was only 0.4°C. The last 10 days of the month were mild and unsettled.

March - Mild and wet with slightly above average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature   8.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  18.2°C   Total Rain   56 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -0.8°C  Total Sun  118 hrs

Winds mostly blew from between south and west during March bringing unsettled and mainly mild weather. During the second week, it became colder for a while with northerly winds, overnight frosts and wintry showers. On the 14th, the highest temperature was only 5.4°C. Milder weather returned during the third week, and the temperature on the 21st exceeded 18°C. It stayed changeable to the end of the month, and on the 25th over 16mm of rain fell.

April - Above average sunshine, slightly below normal temperatures and near average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   9.0°C    
 Monthly Highest  21.1°C   Total Rain   45 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -0.1°C  Total Sun  170 hrs

The first half of April was mostly rather cool or cool and changeable. There was some heavy rain at times, and on the 7th there was over 12mm of rain and the temperature failed to rise above 8.5°C. The weather during the second half of the month was generally, drier, warmer and sunnier, although the last few days of April were rather chilly. On the 21st, the afternoon temperature rose above 21°C., but on the night of the 26th/27th the only air frost of the month occurred.

May - Dry and sunny with above average temperatures.
 Mean Temperature  12.8°C    
 Monthly Highest  23.7°C   Total Rain   28 mm
 Monthly Lowest   0.3°C  Total Sun  238 hrs

There was a cool start to the month with a ground frost on the first morning as the air temperature fell close to freezing. It became warmer during the first week with plenty of sunshine. On the 6th, the  temperature almost reached 24°C. There was a cooler, cloudier interlude at the end of the second week, and on the 13th, the maximum temperature was only 11.4°C. The last week of May became more unsettled, and on the 27th, over 13mm of rain fell.

June - Dull, cool and wet.
 Mean Temperature  14.0°C    
 Monthly Highest  26.7°C   Total Rain   64 mm
 Monthly Lowest   5.9°C  Total Sun  161 hrs

There were very few warm days during this changeable, cloudy and cool month. At the end of the second week, there was a brief sunnier spell, and around mid month it was warm for a short time. On the 16th, the temperature almost reached 27°C. There were a few fairly sunny days in the fourth week, but generally the last week of the month was cool and very unsettled. On the 26th, the temperature only reached 14.0°C., and on the 27th over 17mm of rain fell.

July - Very dull, cool and rather wet.
 Mean Temperature  16.5°C    
 Monthly Highest  26.2°C   Total Rain   76 mm
 Monthly Lowest   7.3°C  Total Sun  127 hrs

Low pressure dominated the weather during July bringing plenty of cloud, although measurable rain only fell on 11 days during the month. There were a few warm and fairly sunny days, and on the 10th it was sunny all day with the afternoon temperature above 26°C. On the following day it was cooler with nearly 28mm of rain were measured. Some particularly cool days occurred during the third week, and on the 17th the maximum temperature was only 14.4°C.  

August - Wet and rather cool with below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  16.6°C    
 Monthly Highest  24.6°C   Total Rain  103 mm
 Monthly Lowest   8.3°C  Total Sun  173 hrs

The first day of the month was very cool and cloudy with a high of only 16.2°C. The weather became sunnier and warmer for a while during the opening week, but overall, most of August was fairly cool, cloudy and changeable. Although much of the rain was light, some heavy downpours occurred, and on the 18th nearly 15mm of rain fell.  There were some rather warm and sunny days at the end of the month, and on the 31st, the temperature rose above 24°C.

September - Very wet, dull and cool.
 Mean Temperature  13.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  21.8°C   Total Rain  114 mm
 Monthly Lowest   1.7°C  Total Sun  102 hrs

The beginning of September was rather warm with sunny spells, and on the 2nd the temperature almost reached 22°C. However, most of the month was rather cool, or cool and cloudy. There were showers, or longer spells of rain, heavy at times, and on the 17th over 19mm of rain was recorded. During the last week of September there were sunny spells at times but it was often very cool and windy. On both the 26th and 29th the maximum temperature was only 12.7°C.

October - Dull and dry with temperatures slightly below normal.
 Mean Temperature  10.5°C    
 Monthly Highest  17.8°C   Total Rain  32 mm
 Monthly Lowest   1.0°C  Total Sun  70 hrs

The early part of October was rather cold, but with plenty of dry, if rather cloudy, weather. On the 5th the temperature only rose to 9.1°C. After mid month it became milder but increasingly unsettled. The last 10 days of the month were very changeable and often windy with some heavy rain. On the 22nd, nearly 13mm of rain fell, and although a grass frost occurred on the night of the 23rd.24th, there was a mild end to the month, with a high close to 18°C. on the 30th. 

November - Dull and rather cold with above average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   6.5°C    
 Monthly Highest  16.9°C   Total Rain  68 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -2.0°C  Total Sun  43 hrs

There was a very mild start to November, and on the 3rd, the temperature almost reached 17°C. It then became colder but with plenty of dry, if rather cloudy, weather,  However, under clear skies, the first air frost of the autumn occurred on the morning of the 8th, and on the 11th, it was sunny all day. There was a cold and very changeable last week to November. On the 27th the maximum temperature was only 4.5°C., and on the 29th around 34mm of rain fell.
 
December - Cold, wet and rather sunny.
 Mean Temperature   2.6°C    
 Monthly Highest  12.0°C   Total Rain  94 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -5.9°C  Total Sun  47 hrs

The opening week of December was mild and changeable. The temperature on the 6th reached 12°C. It then became cold as easterly winds set in. There were frosty nights, and after a high of only minus 1.9°C. on the 18th, the low on the following night was close to minus 6°C. Snow fell , but on the 21st freezing rain preceded a briefy thaw. Rain fell for most of Christmas Day, but this turned to snow later, and by the morning of the 27th it was over 20cm deep in places.

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