HC Deb 23 March 1938 vol 333 cc1198-9
52. Mr. Day

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can make a statement as to the results upon which the computations of the average weather statistics have recently been made by the Meteorological Office for the purpose of producing reliable maps showing the relative humidity available for Great Britain; and whether this office proposes to issue these maps in the near future.

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

The Meteorological Office has prepared a book which it is hoped will be published next month, entitled "Averages of Humidity for the British Isles." This contains 26 charts showing the distribution of relative and absolute humidity over the British Isles for each month of the year and for the year as a whole, and also tables giving the average humidity at fixed hours at 40 stations; the average relative humidity for each hour at nine stations and the average vapour pressure for each hour at two stations.

Mr. Day

In the meantime are replies sent to specific inquirers relating to humidity?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

If the hon. Member addresses his inquiries to the Meteorological Office, no doubt they will see what answer they can give him.

Mr. H. G. Williams

May I ask whether my hon. and gallant Friend will obtain statistics of the number of dull days in the year?