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Cold December 1892


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    December 1892 was a cold month with spells of wintry weather. A Nwly flow on the 4th and 5th, gave heavy snowfalls to a number of areas.

    1st December

    Melrose: 2.5 inches of snow

    Peebles: 3.5 inches of snow

    Glasgow: 4 inches of snow

    2nd- 5th December

    Forres, snow daily

    3rd-5th December

    Douglas, snow daily

    4th and 5th December

    Buntingsdale: 14 inches of snow

    Southport: 4 inches of snow

    Manchester: 6 inches of snow


    3rd-6th December

    Coventry, snow daily

    The mid month period was milder but it became colder towards the end of the month as high pressure ensured frosts and fog.

    Addington: 28th, the max was 28F. On the 25th, the lake was covered with ice strong enough to carry skaters and during the last week, trees were beautifuuly covered in rime.

    Diss: The weather during the entire Christmas holidays was exceptionally brilliant with sharp frost and good skating.

    Haverfordwest: On the night of the 25th, a severe frost set in, skating on every day, large ice floes on the river Cleddan.

    Cargen: the mean temp of the last 10 days was 28.6F


    The CET for the month was 1.8C

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