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Long Range Weather

"About Barton etc the east wind in the months of March, April and May, are very cold and cutting, and all along the lowland by the Humber, snow remains very little .

January, rain on •••••••••••••••••••••• 8 days
(on one of them a little snow)
February, rain on ••••••••••••••••••••• 1
March, rain on ••••••••••••••••••••••• 8
April, rain on •••••••••••••••••••••••• 17

The rains from the beginning of January to this time had been very slight , on some days of not many minutes continuance; on the whole a very small quantity fell .

May, rain on •••••••••••••••••••••• 18 days
June, rain on •••••••••••••••••••••• 25
July, rain on ••••••••••••••••••••••• 15
Aug to 27 incl. rain on •••••••••••••• 18

From the 1st of May to the 18th of June inclusive, rain 7  60/100 inches .

From the 18th of June to the 27th of August, rain 4 18/100 inches .

In the very fine weather of the early spring, the thermometer never observed above 50.

Greatest height of thermometer, July 27, 81 1/2.

Least height of thermometer , before sunrise, Jan 16, 25 1/2.

Much of the rain in summer from the northern and eastern quarters .

Agues were formerly commonly known upon the Trent and Humber sideat present they are rare; and nothing has been effected on the Lincoln side of the Humber, to which it can be attributed; that country is now full of new built houses , and highly improved, and must have occasioned this remarkable change .

Upon the whole, there is nothing very peculiar in the climate of this county , or at least nothing noted which has come to my knowledge, though it was an inquiry I every where made . "

ARTHUR YOUNG  General view of the Agriculture of the County of Lincolnshire
(1797)