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St Pancras 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, London, Borough of]

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(Extracted from the Annual Summary of the Registrar General.)

Deduced from Observations at Greenwich, under the Superintendence of the Astronomer Royal.

January.February.March.April.May.June.July.August.September.October.November.December.Year 1904.
Barometer.Mean Pressure at 32° F. at Station Level1 (Bar. 159 ft. above M.S.L.)297782941729.80029.77129.78129.87529.85929.84529.89329 93229.89229.76229.800
Air Temperature.Jean ofMinimum A33.834.533.740.745.448.655.251.846.943.636.735.642.2
1 Maximum B43.744.447.357.762.068.477.373.064.757.547.544.957.4
Mean of A. and B38.739.440.549.253.758.566.262.455.850.642.140.349.8
Difference from Average †+02-0.1—J.2+ 2.0+0.6—0.9+ 3.8+0.8-1.4+0.6—1.1+0.6+0.3
Earth Temperature at 3 ft. 2 in. depth42.242.041.545.950.656.462.
Bright Sunshine.Total Possible Hours2582873674144824944974503783302652444,466
Total Observed26.450.985.0145.3135.8198.2273.6232.9164.775.946.023.91,458.6
Difference from Average f.. .. „—2.9—1.9—4.9+ 7.9—46.0+ 15.3+88.2+60.8+ 30.0—8.7+3.4+1.1+ 140.1
Rain and other forms of Precipitation.Number of Days1619121314814811161123155
Total Fall Inches2.512.551.361.011.920.872.231.241.341.741.652.2520.67
Difference from Average† ,,+0.52+1.07—o.1o—0.65—0.08—1.15—0.24—1.ll—0.91—1.07—0.62+0.48—3.86

* The hours of observation are 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., local time.
† The averages used are obtained from observations extending over 50 years for Rain and Temperature, and 16 years for Sunshine,