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The Cold Wintry Spell Of October 1895


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    In an article I wrote recently, the last week of September 1895 was exceptionally warm. A month later and the last week of October 1895 was unusually cold with frosts and snowfalls. Thunder, lightning and hail were frequent as well.

    The CET for 24th-31st October 1895: 2.0

    Here are some reports on this period.

    Drumnadrochit: Snow daily (20th-27th)

    Clifton: Snow covering the ground, the first fall for many years (21st)

    Gloucester: Snow storms (21st)

    Abergwesyn Vicarage: Snow daily (21st-29th)

    Minsterley: Three to six inches of snow on the higher ground (22nd)

    Abergwngy: Snow about 4 inches deep (22nd)

    Douglas: Hills covered with snow (22nd)

    Kilkenny: Gale with snow and sleet (22nd)

    Bolton: Snow (23rd and 24th)

    Wakefield: Frost on seven consecutive nights (23rd-29th)

    Edinburgh: Snow daily (24th-26th)

    Axminster: Snow showers and sharp frost (25th)

    Southport: Lightning, thunder and hail (25th)

    Killarney: Snow which remained on the mountains to th end.

    Cirencester: snow (26th)

    Ross-on-Wye: snow (26th)

    Knaresborough: snow, 1.5 inche deep (26th)

    Uldale Rectory: Two inches of snow at night (26th)

    Glasgow: 1.5 inches of snow (26th)

    Cork: Snow (2th)

    Tavistock: Snow daily (26th-29th)

    Norwich: Snow on 29th, Lightning on 23rd, 25th, 26th and 28th

    Weymouth: Snow sleet rain on the 25th, 26th and 28th, thunder on 25th, 27th, 28th and 29th

    Launceston: An inch of snow on 21st, 0.75 inches of snow on the night of the 26th

    Church Stretton: 6 inches of snow on the 21st, vivid thunder and lightning on 27th

    Orleton: Snow on the 22nd and 27th

    Leicester: Snow fell on the 26th

    Manchester: Slight snow on the 24th and 26th; 11 air frosts

    Cargen: Curling on 30th in the higher districts of Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire.

    Dublin: Snow lay on the Dublin mountains on the 2nd and from the 22nd to the end of the month. Thunderstorms on the 26th, hail on 8 days, sleet on 3 days

    Londonderry: snow daily from the 24th to 28th

    Omagh: From the 23rd to the end was the coldest spell ever experienced here in October; strong polar winds with heavy snow and sleet and continuous night frosts.


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