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Symons's Monthly Meteorological Magazine, November.—The rainfall of October, 1897. This was so exceptionally small that all records received up to date showing a total fall of less than an inch for the month have been tabulated. The lowest values, expressed in inches, are found in the extreme southeast of Kent, ˙32; Sussex, ˙34; Hants, ˙49; Essex, ˙51; Suffolk, ˙59; Surrey, ˙60. At least a quarter of the stations quoted, spread over England and Wales, nearly 240 in number, record less than an inch.—Austrian hydrography. This is a summary of the reports of a comparatively new organisation, dealing with the rainfall of the principal watersheds for the year 1895; the stations number between two and three thousand, and the results are contained in fifteen large folio parts. Each part, except the introductory one, includes a large-scale shaded rainfall map, and the whole work probably surpasses anything of the kind in any other country.

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