1940s versus 21st century.
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