Weather Extremes

TEMPEST database

Tracking Extremes of Meteorological Phenomena Experienced in Space and Time (TEMPEST)

TEMPEST is our project database of extreme weather events in the UK. Compiled from all of the data collected through archival, library and oral history research, TEMPEST will eventually include details of thousands of extreme weather events in the UK, covering the period c.1700 to the present day.

By the end of the project TEMPEST will be a freely accesible and user friendly resource on the UK's climate history. It will include records of all types of 'extreme' weather and will be searchable by weather type and location, as well as by keyword. Some records will also include digitized images of the original sources and links to supporting audio or video files.

We will be adding more information on TEMPEST here as the project develops. In the meantime you might like to consult some of the existing databases listed below.




Floods in The Meadows, Nottingham, 1947 © University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections 

 Aberystwyth, January 2014 © Leigh-Ann Bullough



Weather Extremes

The University of Nottingham
School of Geography, Sir Clive Granger Building
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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