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past 7 o'clock in the evening, a se. On the 13th, at 1 o'clock p. m.; vere thunder storm passed over Edin. there was another storm of thunder burgh and Leith, at the last of which and lightening, with heavy showers places the lightening killed a boy. of rain and half-melted hail.

On the 10th of August, during the On the 17th, lightening appeared night, there was a good deal of thun- at London in the east in a dark and der, lightening, and rain at London. lurid sky. During this storm, about half past On the 25th, at 1 and 3 o'clock one o'clock in the morning, the whole in the afternoon, a good deal of thinof the sky appeared to be covered der was heard at London. with one unbroken mass of black pit- On the 30th, in the evening, light. chy cloud, in which no break was vi- ening appeared at London in the east. şible, even during the vivid flashes of lightening, which seemed to come from

SEPTEMBER. an inferior region of the sky. Over, or rather below this dark surface, were During the greater part of this spread light and flocky clouds, broken month, the weather was very

variable, into larger fleeces, and apparently lu- and by no means favourable for the minous throughout. They seemed full operations of the harvest in this part of little dazzling and dancing specks of the kingdom. of light, that sometimes shone as stars On the 4th, at I o'clock p. m., through a misty cloud. Some of there was thunder in London, those increased gradually, and then On the 19th of this month, between died away ; but one of them incrca. 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening,appeared sed to such a degree as to equal Ve. a meteor in the south, at the distance nus in size and lustre. This lumin- of about a quarter of a mile from the ous body moved with considerable small commune of Breziau, in France. rapidity round the edge of that mass Those who observed this meteor as. in which it appeared. Another bril- sert, that it was about a quarter of an liant meteor of the same kind ap- hour in collecting, and that after it peared in a similar cloud at a consi- was completely formed, it began to derable distance. It was distinctly move in a northerly direction, and observed by Mr Staveley, to whom was accompanied with a frightful we are indebted for an account of the noise like the rolling of a chariot, or preceding phenomena, that no lighten- the noise of rain driven violently by ing broke from the luminous clouds, the wind, and was afterwards attend. but that they emitted a light of a ed with thunder and lightening. After pale phosphoric colour.

moving for some time in the same diOn the 11th, at half past nine o' rection, the meteor was suddenly clock in the evening, a meteor ap- changed into a column of fire, which, peared at Edinburgh in the north- with the fog that accompanied it, west. It was seen at the same time appeared to rise to the heavens. It in Glasgow.

continued about a quarter of an hour On the 12th, at 3 o'clock in the in this state, at a short distance from afternoon, there was at Edinburgh the forest of Beaulieu, and at last a great storm of thunder and light. sunk a little, and disappeared, leaving ening, accompanied with torrents of behind it a thick fog without

any rain.

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companied with a thick and obscure ОстоBER. .

atmosphere, and during a considerThis month was one of the finest able portion of the evening dead in the year. Even on the 30th the calms prevailed. On the 4th, at noon, ash trees had not lost their foliage, the thermometer was at 76, and the and the bat was still flying about in wind S. E. and moderate; but inthe evening.

creasing towards the evening, when

it degenerated into a perfect calm. NOVEMBER.

At half past ten o'clock the first vio

lent shock took place, and lasted about The weather was so open and two minutes, accompanied with loud mild that several jarganelle trees subterraneous noises, and after the were covered with a second shew of interval of a minute, a still more vio. blossom, and full-blown roses were lent concussion took place, lasting gathered in the second week of this about two or three minutes, and at. month.

tended with a still louder sound, proA pretty hard frost began on the ceeding, apparently, like the first, 18th, and on the 19th the mercury from thecentre of the Ward or Devil's was so low as 22° ; but on the 25th, Mountain. Before three o'clock in the weather again became mild. the morning, no fewer than 13 shocks

took place, running always in the same

direction, but gradually diminishing DECEMBER.

in power. On the 5th, 6th, 7th, The whole of this month was un- and 8th of December small shocks commonly mild, without any storms of were distinctly felt. During the sesnow.

vere concussions on the 4th and 5th, On the 4th of this month a severe the watches and clocks lost a good shock of an earthquake was felt at deal of time ; a fire-ball was observed the Cape of Good Hope. On the over the mountains in the west ; vari1st, 2d, and 3d of December, the 'ous shooting stars appeared; the weather was extremely hot and op- firmament was completely free of pressive. On the evening of the 3d clouds, and the barometer, which was of December the wind suddenly vecr. 29.80, fell gradually.

TABLE, shewing the Quantity of Rain that fell at Edinburgh during the year 19

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TABLE, shewing the Monthly Results of a Meteorological Journal kept at

Nottingham by Dr Clarke.

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January, 531735.29 14 30.05 28.65 29.44 1.13 18 13 14 18 9 5) February, 54 3043.00 14 30.33 28.68 29.62 0.74 18 10 2 3 33 16 March, 16230 44.00 10 30.38 29.00 29.99 0.40 26 5. 22 6 9 15 April, 562842.76 13 30.36 28.97 29.73 0.54 13 17 16 1 14 18 May,

1773857.61 9 30.26 29.23 29.84 0.43 | 24 7| 10 13 19 13 June, 74 4557.71 18 30.45 29.27 29.84 0.62 21 9|| 11 7 15 14) July, 1784659.64 10 30.12 29.39 29.88 0.24 171 14|| 24 4 10 181 August, 764860.69 8 29.97 29.23 29.64 0.45 12 19 3 8 31 8 Sept. 723450.46| 12 29.87 129.05 29.46 0.63

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5 2 5 11 17 Oct. 673052.00 10 30.25 29.77 30.09 0.38 25 6| 13,6 17 4 Nov. 6426 42.10 11 30.41 29.03 29.89 0.77 18 12 12 2 6 22 Dec. 533340.12 13 130.00 28.25 29.45 0.90 7) 14 1 6 23 151

Total

234131|130 79197165

ANNUAL RESULTS.

THERMOMETER.

Wind.
Highest Observation,
July 27th,

BAROMETER.

Wind. Highest Observation,

789, S. Lowest Observation, Jan, 22d,

170. N. Greatest Variation in 24

hours, June 1st and 2d, 18°.

Annual Mean, 48°. 78.

June 25th, 30.45 N. E.
Lowest Observation,
Dec. 17th, 28.25

W.
Greatest Variation in 24

hours, Jan, 30th
and 31st,

1.13
Annual Mean, 29.74

Table, shewing the Quantity of Rain that fell in different Parts of England and Scotland in the Year 1809..

England.

Scotland.

1809.

2.91 8.44) 5.22 3.50 1.57 3.98 2.67 4.66 6.58 0.77 1.80 2,76] 2.085/ 1.560 1.435 2.121 1.22
Jan.
Feb. 1.86 4.31 3.29 2.59 2.94 2.58 1.96 3.11 4.53

1.69 3.16 3.204 2.865 2.820 4.697 1.25
March, 0.94 0.00 0.44 0.82 0.48 0.43 0.35 0.53 1.13 0.72 0.75 0.21 0.694 0.339 0.360 2.981 0.86

3.46 3.95 1.70 2.10 3.05 2.11 0.96 4.59 2.20 2.30 2.15 2.01 1.240 0.785 0.386 1.751 2.23
April,

0.86) 1.07 1.83 1.59 0.45 2.96 3.42 3.39 3.85 1.80 2.14 2.076 2.935 2.379 2.806 1.44 May,

1.20 2.38 2.06 2.24 3.24 2.01 2.45 3.10 4.26 2.45 2.45 3.02 2.525 1.846 2.379 2.956 2.40 June,

3.58 3.45 2.00 2.87 2.38 2.28 1.79 4.00 3.45 1.44 1.44 | 2.39 2.324 1.545 2.245 1.829 2.83 July,

2.64 3.70 4.38 4.53 5.88 4.61 3.85 6.12 7.25 3.75 4.50 5.56 6.502 4.470 5.283 6.298 3.92 Aug.

2.90 3.34 4.13 3.90 3.10 4.29 4.22 4.75 5.57 2.60 3,13 2.94 3.476 2.788 2.825 2.025 2.34 Sept.

0.22 0.60 0.28 0.75 0.56 1.41 0.61 0.87 1.66 0.35 0.31 | 1.19 0.406 0.950 1.442 2.220 1.21 Oct

1.38 1.30 1.91 | 1.70 1.90 2.25 2.14 3.87 2.80 1.33 1.18 0.87 1.445 1.175 0.925 2.410 1.67 Nov.

3.00 5.53 2.67 1.79| 2.42 2.74 4.68 5.74 7.08 1.84) 1.81 3.24 2.575 3.190| 3.153 6.535| 3.11 Dec.

Total, 24.95 38.07 29.91 28.38 27.9731.65 29.1041.78 150.3617.55 23.01 29,49|28.552 24.440 25.132 40.624 24.48

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