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London County Council 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]

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43
Bubonic Plague.
During the year 1903 in no instance was any case of suspected bubonic plague brought to
the notice of the Public Heath department of the Council.
Meteorology.
The tables published in the annual summary of the Registrar.General, deduced from
observations at Greenwich, under the superintendence of the Astronomer Royal, show that the
mean temperature of the air in 1903 was 50.1° Fahrenheit, or 0.6 Fahrenheit above the average
of the 50 years 1853.1902. The rainfall during the year amounted to 35.54 inches, or 11.0l inches
above the average of the preceding fifty years. The temperature and rainfall in each month of the
year 1903 are shown in the following table—
Temperature of the air. Departure Rain.
from
Month. average of
Absolute Absolute Mean for 50 years, Number of Amount
maximum. minimum. month. 1853.1902. days it fell. collected.
deg. F. deg. F. deg. F. deg. F. Inches.
January 53.9 23.8 40.7 +2.2 18 2.13
February 58.3 26.2 45.0 +5.5 10 1.37
March 68.0 29.5 46.0 +4.3 18 2.20
April 60.2 28.4 44.3 —2.9 11 1.85
May 779 31.3 53.6 +0.5 15 1.95
June 84.8 37.1 55.8 —3.6 10 6.07
July 87.5 42.2 62.0 —0.4 13 5.27
August 77.5 44.2 60.3 —1.3 17 4.82
September 82.0 38.4 57.6 +0.4 15 2.24
October 68.5 36.5 52.7 +2.7 24 4.44
November 57.0 26.4 44.5 +1.3 16 1.93
December 52.8 25.2 38.3 —1.4 12 1.27


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