Daily Weather Reports

Scope and Content

These consist of daily summaries of general weather conditions. We have a continuous series of them featuring the weather in Britain everyday since 1860 to the present, and have a good many featuring daily weather information from different parts of the world too.

The amount of information within these reports increased over time and later versions often include: simplified daily synoptic charts of Europe and the North Atlantic Ocean; a weather forecast for the next 24 hours; and a more detailed daily synoptic chart of the British Isles.

An offshoot of the daily weather report was the monthly and annual weather summaries, which began in 1884 and 1903 respectively. Though their content and layout has changed over the years both generally consist of standard weather elements outlined by text, tabulated data and climatological diagrams, and aim to give a general impression of the distribution of the weather across the UK.