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Woolwich 1893

The fifth annual report on the health, sanitary condition, etc., etc., of the District of Woolwich for the year 1893

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TABLE XXVI.

Meteorological Summary taken from Observations made at 113 , Powis Street, Woolwich, for the Year 1893.

Height above sea level, 39 ft. Latitude, 51° 30° N; Longitude, 0° 5° E.

Months.Barometer.Temperature (Fahrenheit).Rainfall.Bright Sunshine.Wind.
Height.Lowest.| Mean.Highest in shadeLowest in shadeMean.Lowest on GrassNumber of Frosty Nights.Total in inchesDifference from average.Greatest fall in 24 hours.Total number of hours and minutes.Resultant.
Jan.30.43429.43229.933.52.414.333.312.3211.48—0.660.3111.30s.s.w.
Feb.30.43928.67829.55858.422.640.515.1152.25*0.640.3539.43w.s.w.
March30.48329.48129.98568.627.448.020.4160.38—0.860.14160.50w.s.w.
April30.53329.88230.20778.234.556.327.370.04—1.960.02231.00E.
May30.44029.49729.96874.741.157.934.3..0.40—1.380.18185.50S.S.E.
June30.40029.34029.87086.042.964.434.7..0.80—1.680.44198.00w.N.w.
July30.31029.53029.92084.749.767.243.6..2.36*0.270.52156.33w.n.w.
August30.25729.56829.91293.043.268.140.8..1.57—0.860.58188.20s.w.b.w
Sept.30.29029.28329.78980.339.059.630.311.11—1.320.25116.17W.b.N.
Oct.30.47229.17829.82566.631.248.924.013.76*0.821.00106.1w.
Nov.30.46829.01629.74158.029.443.721.2122.04—0.340.7431.7E.N.E.
Dec.33.75228.65429.70356.821.739.215.6131.84-0.230.3729.17s.w.
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Total rainfall for the year was 18.03 inches, below the average by 7.00 inches.
Total number of hours of bright sunshine for the year was 1454 28 minutes, which
is more than any previous record.
The highest temperature in the sun's rays was 149°.
The thermometers used are all Kew verified, and are placed in a Stevenson's screen.
The barometer is a Fortin Standard, with perfect Kew verification.
The sunshine recorder is one of Campbell-Stokes burning recorders.
—Shows that the fall was below the average.
*Shows that the fall was above the average.


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