About 8 o’clock on the evening of the 10th a great tempest arose in the S.W. which steered-off to the N.W.: another great storm went to the N.E. with continued thunder, & lightening. About 10 another still heavier tempest arose to the S.E. & divided, some part going for Bramshot & Headley, & Farnham, & the rest for Alresford, Basingstoke, &c. The lightening towards Farnham was prodigious. It sunk all away before midnight. Vast showers around us but none here.
Posted by sydney on Jul 10th, 1783