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Transcriptions from British Rainfall 1867-1918

Transcriptions of interest to Westmorland and Cumberland etc, from British Rainfall, published London, 1860 to 1918. The annual reports used are in the Armitt Library.
The Armitt Library has issues from 1867 to 1918, and the issues of the successor series, an official Meteorological Office publication, 1919 to 1946.
source type: Symons 1860


Not surprisingly there are articles about the Lakes in the reports, and especially about the Sty Head and Seathwaite. The pages relevant to The Westmorland, Cumberland etc are transcribed, and a selection of general rainfall interest.

button British Rainfall 1867, title page
button British Rainfall 1867, preface
button Report on Rain Gauges
button Rainfall in The Lake District
button Rainfall in the Cumberland Mountains, 1867
button General Tables of Total Rainfall, 1867
button General Tables of Total Rainfall, 1869
button Rainfall, Mapped by Isohyets
button Rainfall, Differences from Average
button Rainfall, Mapped by Bar Charts
button General Tables of Total Rainfall 1887
button Nunes Gauges
button Jubilee of Seathwaite Rainfall Station
button The Most Rainy Part of England
button Mean Annual Rainfall in the English Lake District
button Map of Rain Gauges
button Seathwaite Pattern Rain Gauge

G J Symons

George James Symons, meteorologist; born 1838; trained at the School of Mines, Jermyn Street, London; joined the Royal Meteorological Society about 1855, and became secretary and president; published British Rainfall from 1860; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 1878; died 1900.

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