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The Times 24 Jan 1855 p 10


THE WEATHER IN THE CRIMEA

TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES

Sir, — I beg to forward you a few extracts from my meteorological journal, which a friend of mine, one of your correspondents, has informed me may perhaps, at the present time, prove interesting to your general readers. In all probability, I shall be stationed at Balaklava during the winter. I shall be happy to send you a table by every post, provided you consider it worthy of your attention.

I remain, Sir, your most obedient servant,
EDWARD PEARCE.

Her Majesty’s ship Diamond, Balaklava, Jan. 5.

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT FROM BALAKLAVA FROM THE 1ST TO THE 5TH OF JANUARY, 1855
Date Thermometer Barometer Winds
  Self-registering Temperature of the Open Air in the Shade In the Sea Minimum Maximum Medium General Direction and Force
  Observations Taken at 8 a.m. for the Preceding 12 Hours Observations Taken at 8 p.m. for the Preceding 12 Hours            
  Min. Deg. Max. Deg. Min. Deg. Max. Deg. 8 a.m. Deg. 3 p.m. Deg. 8 p.m. Deg. Deg. Deg. Deg. Deg. a.m. p.m.
Jan. 1 42 46 43 48 45 45 48 48 29.30 29.60 29.43 4 to 6 S.S.W. 6 to 7 S.S.W.
- 2 46 48 42 50 47 45 44 47 28.88 29.0 29.92 7 S.S.W. 3 S.S.W.
- 3 34 46 34 39 35 35 34 46 29.0 29.5 29.1 1 bl. 1 N.
- 4 29 37 26 35 30 28 27 42 29.15 29.55 29.42 2 N.E. 2 N.N.E.
- 5 19 32 20 29 19 26 27 40 29.50 29.55 29.52 2 N. 2 to 5 N.

GENERAL REMARKS

Jan. 1   Cloudy and overcast; 10 a.m. began to rain. Showers all day.
Jan. 2   Overcast. Commenced to rain 4 a.m.; showers all day; night, heavy rain; rain up to 5 a.m.; 8 a.m., snow falling, but thawing as it fell.
Jan. 3   12 n., raining; rain, show, and hail showers all day.
Jan. 4   Ground covered with snow; overcast; snow showers all day.
Jan. 5   Very fine day, with passing clouds.

The 4th is the first day, for the winter, in which the snow has remained on the ground for any length of time.

EDWARD PEARCE, Assistant-Surgeon,
Her Majesty’s ship Diamond.

Her Majesty’s Ship Diamond, Balaklava, Jan. 5.


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