STORM – Great Thunderstorm.
Accreditation The Redcar & Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 23/06/1871.
On, Monday morning, 19th June, 1871, between eleven and twelve, a storm of thunder and rain, almost unequalled in severity for some years, passed over Redcar and the neighbourhood. The flashes of lightening were unusually brilliant and frequent, the peals of thunder loud, and the rain fell in torrents, flooding the streets and roads so quickly and effectually that passengers were compelled to wade in many places. No damage appears to have been done, however. It seldom that a really violent thunderstorm happens near this town on account of the flatness of the surrounding country, and the inhabitants may claim an exemption from injury on that score, seeing that during the last half-century we have not heard of a single case either of damage to life or property.
dean January 23, 2011 Weather & Tides