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Volume 23, 1890
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General Remarks for 1890.

January.—Very fine in North; generally showery during middle of month over centre, and showery in South; winds on the whole moderate, and prevailed from S.W. and N.W.

February.—“Very fine dry weather throughout, with moderate variable winds.

March.—Generally fine weather, with pleasant showers, especially towards end of month. Earthquake over centre on 7th, at 5.30 p.m., slight.

April.—In North heavy rain, especially in early part of month, and strong N.E. and N.W. winds; in South showery, but small total fall, and light winds. Earthquake over centre on 9th, at 4.5 a.m., smart.

May.—Generally showery unpleasant weather throughout. Slight earthquake in South on 1st, and meteor on 21st.

June.—Showery, with intervals of fine weather; wind moderate.

July.—A very wet month, with prevailing N.E. and S.E. winds, and frequently strong. Slight earthquake over centre on 16th, at 9.30 a.m.

August.—In North and over centre showery weather, with strong N.E. and S.E. winds; in South fine, with moderate W. and S.W. winds. Slight shocks of earthquake on 15th, at 6.45 a.m., over centre.

September.—In extreme North showery during middle of month, with strong N.E. winds; over centre showers with intervals of fine, and strong winds from N.W. and S.; in South, fine with moderate winds.

October.—In North heavy rain, especially in latter part of month, and strong winds from N.E., N.W., and S.W., also thunder; over centre showery, but not excessive rain; and strong N.W. winds; in South frequent showers of rain, but not heavy fall; strong W. and S.W. wind during latter part of month.

November. — Generally fine weather, although rather showery in early part of month in South; rather windy from N.W. over centre.

December.—In North, fine with little rain; over centre heavy rain in early part and showery during latter part of month, and strong N.W. winds; in South generally showery from S.W. and N.W.