Monday, 6 June 2016

6th June 1816: Snow falls on Pendle Hill, Lancashire

The Derby Mercury of 4th July 1816 reported on the weather, highlighting how cold it was in 1816 on the verge of summer:
Pendle Hill was covered with a fresh fall of snow on the 6th ult. a circumstance not within the recollection of the oldest person living in that neighbourhood.

The Lancaster Gazette of 8th June 1816 also reflected upon the weather of the previous week:
For above a week past, the weather here has been very cold for the season, with high winds and rain; and on Wednesday afternoon last, a shower of hail fell.—On Thursday morning, the Northern hills appeared to be covered with snow, and the atmosphere still seems as cold as in March or November.

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