Wednesday, 17 February 2016

17th February 1816: Weather report from Bradford

The Leeds Mercury of Saturday 17th February 1816 carried a local report about the increasingly cold weather being experienced in the 'year without summer':
Thermometer.—At Bradford, on the morning of the 9th inst. At nine and till near ten o'clock, the thermometer stood at 10 degrees, being 22° below the freezing point. The depression being so great, induced the observer to check it by three other thermometers, which proved the accuracy of the first. The situation in which it is placed in due North, and quite open to the country.—Barometer, at the same time, one line below changeable.

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