A journal of meteorological Observations made at Petersburgh by the Reverend Mr Thomas Consett, extracted by Dr Derham

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                                in the Day, of the Barometer, the Winds and their 
Strength, the Weather and (after April 15) of the 
Thermometer. Which observations (altho’ very curious 
and usefull) yet being too long, would be tedious 
to be read at the Society’s meetings. I therefore 
desire the following Extract may be acceptable.
Mr Consett, from the begining, noteth down the 
Barometrical Variations: but I know not his Divi=
sions and Degrees till Decr.18. at 3.p.m: and then 
the Barometer was at 30.66, Wind N E, & fair.
From Novr. 24. to the end of that month, the 
weather was cloudy with Snow, and a deep Snow 
on the last day, and fair on the 28th. The Winds 
were Easterly, and N E, of two and three Degrees 
Strength, till the 29 & 30: and SE3, S4, & SW3.
In December it was cloudy with some Snow,
till December 8 & 9th, which were fair days: then 
cloudy on the 10th & 11th, and Rain in the evening.
Afterwards, some cloudy and moist Air, some Fair,
till Decr:23; and then Hail, Wind SW3: the next 
day Snow; and the rest of the month some cloudy 
and dark, with Snow, and some Fair. The Barome=
ter ever since the 18th, hath been above 30 Inches,
and on Decr. 26 it was 30.84; on Decr 30, 30.96
and 31.00: and lastly on Decr 31 it was 31.12,
which is the highest Range of the Quicksilver 
in all the Observations, and if I mistake not, the 
highest I ever met with any where, and at any 
time.
And 
                            
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Author
Thomas Consett
Reference
RBO/18/ 18
Series
RBO
Date
1732
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A journal of meteorological Observations made at Petersburgh by the Reverend Mr Thomas Consett, extracted by Dr Derham, 1732. From The Royal Society, RBO/18/ 18

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