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Volume 20, 1887
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Notes on the Weather During 1887.

January.—Fine warm weather throughout this month, with little rain and moderate wind. Earthquakes recorded at Wellington on 16th, at 4 a.m., slight, and on 31st, at 6.20 p.m., slight, E. and W. Comet observed in south at Lincoln on 25th and 26th, at 10.30 p.m., in S.W. horizon.

February.—On the whole, fine bright warm weather, with little rainfall and moderate wind.

March.—The weather during this period has been generally fine, with small rainfall and moderate wind.

April.—A fine month throughout, with rainfall less than the average, and moderate wind. Earthquake at Rotorua on 28th, slight, and at Wellington on 12th, E., and long. Meteor observed in south, on 29th, to east.

May.—Rainfall considerably in excess of average, and on the whole an unpleasant month, with strong wind. Earthquakes recorded at Wellington on 13th, at noon, very slight; and on the 22nd, at 2 a.m., slight.

June.—Early part of month at most places fine, but on the whole wet, with occasional strong winds. Earthquake at Rotorua on 21st, at 1.50 p.m., slight; and at Wellington on 11th, at 9.30 p.m., sharp, and 27th, E. to W., at 1.50 p.m., sharp.

July.—Generally a wet month; temperature above average; prevailing S.W. and N.W. winds, and strong at times.

August.—Except in north, the rainfall over the average, and temperature below; on the whole a wet squally cold month. Earthquake at Wellington on 13th, at 6.35 a.m., slight.

September.—A wet, stormy, and cold month generally.

October.—Rainfall in excess of average, and generally cold stormy weather during this period. Earthquakes at Wellington on 6th, at 7 a.m. and 10.30 p.m., slight.

November.—A cold and rather unpleasant month for time of year. Earthquakes recorded at Rotorua on 13th, slight, and Wellington on 11th, at 2 a.m., smart. Meteor observed in south on 9th, N.E. to S.W.

December.—Small total rainfall, but weather generally windy and cold for time of year. Earthquake at Rotorua on 18th, at 11.30 p.m., slight.