And so, it is now. Tuesday 6th June 1944 was a cool day across the UK and Ireland. Breezy, although these winds were much lighter at F3-F4 on the English Channel coasts, but these would have been to F6 at sea. Most places were fair with 4 to 8 hours
Monday 5th June 1944 was a breezy and mixed day across the country. Sunshine and showers affected all areas as a cold front cleared from southeast England. This was the original day planned for the start of the D-Day invasion but was delayed due to the forecasted unsettled weather.
Sunday 4th June 1944 was a breezy and unsettled day. A brisk WSW wind affected all areas with 24mm of rain falling at Dalwhinnie. Temperatures were close to average for the time of year. There was plenty of cloud, although some sunshine east recorded in the east.
A broad warm sector
Saturday 3rd June 1944 was what one might describe as a 'typically mixed' June day across the UK and Ireland. Decent spells of sunshine affected SE England where temperatures reached 71F.
A ridge of high pressure extended from the Azores high whilst fronts traversed the UK and Ireland. A broad warm
Friday 2nd June 1944 was a much cooler and more unsettled day across the UK & Ireland. A weak ridge of high pressure built into western Ireland, but the flow was a generally moist one with low cloud on western coasts. Eastern and southern areas were much brighter with 12.6hrs
Thursday 1st June 1944 was not as warm as previous days, although 77F was recorded at Bristol. High pressure remained north of Scotland, although fronts were now pushing east across the UK and Ireland. extending from a low south of Iceland. A more westerly flow was becoming established.
Western areas of
31st May 1944 was another very warm day over much of the UK and Ireland. Temperatures reach 87F at Croydon with 70 to 80F widely reported elsewhere.
A trough to the west of Ireland pushed slowly east, triggering thundery showers in SWEngland & Wales. A huge 60mm of rain fell at
Republished 70th anniversary video to commemorate D-Day, 6th June 1944 ....
....this video was originally published 6th June 2014.