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Volume 15, 1882
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Notes on the Weather During 1882.

January.–-A wet month, with strong S.W. and N.W. winds; temperature generally lower than the average. Earthquakes at Wellington on 9th at 2.20 a.m., and on 17th at 10.45 p.m., slight.

February.–-Fine weather except in the south, where the rain was rather in excess; occasional strong winds from N.W. and S.W., and at times thunder. Earthquakes: At Wellington, on 1st at 2.20 p.m., slight, and at 3.8 p.m., sharp; on 20th, very slight, about midnight; on 21st at 6.30 a.m., slight. At Lincoln, on 1st, slight, at 3.5 p.m.

March.–-Wet close weather prevailed; wind moderate, and chiefly N.E. Earthquake at Lincoln on 22nd at 9.10 a.m., slight.

April.–-Generally showery month, but with moderate and variable winds. Earthquakes felt at Wellington on 6th at 4.10 p.m., sharp, and at 4.19 p.m., slight; on 16th at 7.30 p.m. and 11 p.m., slight; at Lincoln on 6th at 3.45 p.m. Brilliant aurora observed on 16th, 17th, 18th, and 20th.

May.–-On the whole a wet month and squally, with variable winds. Earthquakes at Wellington on 14th at 5.10 p.m., and 15th at 12.20 and 4.15 a.m., all slight.

June.–-Rain rather in excess of usual average, and some unpleasant squally weather experienced, especially in earlier part. Earthquakes felt at Wellington on 6th at 8 p.m., and 11th at 7 a.m., slight.

July.–-A very wet unpleasant month, with strong S.W. and W. winds, very low pressure. Earthquakes occurred at Wellington on 24th at midnight, slight, and on 25th, early morning, slight.

August.–-Fine generally in north and south, but at Central Station much rain and stormy weather prevailed.

September.–-Stormy and wet weather with heavy showers, though total rain not excessive in the north; frequent thunder and hail and N.W. and S.W. winds; generally fine at southern stations. Great comet first observed on 7th.

October.–-Generally showery weather, but no heavy falls of rain; winds westerly. Earthquake at Wellington on 20th at 12.19 a.m., slight. Brilliant meteors observed on 29th and 30th.

November.–-On the whole fine, with moderate rainfall and variable winds. Earthquakes felt at Wellington on 18th at 11.4 p.m., slight, and on 25th at 10.50 p.m., smart. Auroras between 17th and 20th, and meteor on 29th.

December.–-Fine, with little rain and moderate winds prevailing from N.W. in the north, but wet dull weather with light winds in the south.