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The Weather of 1911

Nature volume 88, page 348 (11 January 1912) | Download Citation



SIR EDWARD FRY has asked (NATURE, December 21, 1911, p. 244) whether the unusually warm weather that prevailed in Western Europe last summer extended over the whole earth. It is possible to answer in the negative so far as Egypt is concerned, for the temperature here was below average from June to September. Indeed, on some days London had a higher maximum than Cairo, e.g. August 9, Greenwich 100°, Cairo 93°. The result was a retardation of the cotton harvest by some twenty days at the first picking.

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  1. Giza, Egypt, December 31, 1911.

    • J. I. CRAIG


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