30 year Daily Averages for Coventry
Mean maximum 20.6°C
Mean minimum 11.7°C
Average rainfall 2.6 mm
Average sunshine 5.0 hr
date records for the 24th August in Coventry since 1892 include:
warmest day 29.4C 1899
lowest grass min -3.3C 1993
wettest day 23.9mm 1903
sunniest day 12.1hr 1976
From a weather diary...
"It appears there was a tremendous hail storm at Coventry on the 24th of eighth month 1814."
"When after a suffocating heat with moisture and the gradual accumulation of Thunder clouds followed by discharges of electricity I observe a kind of Icicles falling from the clouds then large hail and rain...".
Also on this day in 1814...
- August 24 – War of 1812 – Burning of Washington: British troops, after defeating American forces at the Battle of Bladensburg, occupy Washington, D.C., setting numerous buildings on fire, including the Capitol and Presidential Mansion.