I want to find the name of a book I read many years ago. The story is set in Britain. The weather is controlled by magic. I read it in the 60's or early 70's

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    Are you sure this was a story? It sounds like real life. (Only dark magic could be responsible for so much rain and wind....)
    – Praxis
    Sep 24 '15 at 3:05

This could be the 1968 novel The Weathermonger by Peter Dickinson.

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It is set in Britain, and one of the two main characters — Geoffrey — has magical abilities that allow him to create and control the weather.

From the author's own web site:

In a Britain returned to a medieval way of life following the "Changes", which turned people against machines and electricity, Geoffrey, the local Weathermonger (chosen for his ability to summon rain when the farmers need it) and his sister are about to be drowned as "witches" for breaking the rules and maintaining an outboard engine. Following a thrilling escape to France (which has been unaffected by the Changes which have gripped Britain), Geoffrey and Sally return on a mission to discover the source of The Changes.

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    Note that it's part of a trilogy. It was the first to be written and published, but is the last in the internal chronology. The other two volumes are Heartsease and The Devil's Children.
    – Mike Scott
    Sep 24 '15 at 6:56

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