Remarks on the Weather During 1897.
January.—Heavy rain in North, with strong prevailing N.E. and S.W. winds; also showery and strong N.W. winds over centre; and generally fine in South.
February.—Generally wet weather and strong winds in North; in South fine, with light showers.
March.—On the whole fine weather, though showery during latter part of month; strong wind over centre from N.W.; rather changeable in South.
April.—Fine in North; heavy rain and wind from S.E. causing floods over centre; and fine in South.
May.—Showery weather in North and strong S.W. winds, also thunder; over centre generally fine, with variable wind, and at times strong; in South fine, with light showers.
June.—Pleasant weather in North, and light showers; over centre fine, with light showers, frequent fogs; very fine in South.
June.—A showery month, prevailing S.W. and W. winds and frequently stormy in North; over centre generally pleasant, with showers at intervals; fine and dry in South.
August.—Wet weather in latter part of month in North, but otherwise fine; over centre generally showery, but at times pleasant, prevailing S.E. wind; in South middle of month showery, but otherwise fine and clear, with light N.E. winds.
September.—Generally fine seasonable weather, but heavy rain over centre during latter part; winds moderate.
October.—Showery weather generally, and strong S.W. winds in North and South; strong winds from N.W. over centre.
November.—Fine weather in North and over centre, but strong N.W. winds at latter, and very showery in South; winds S.W. and W.
December.—Generally fine weather throughout during this month.