Posted by sydney on Sep 19th, 1792
Rain. Hops become very brown, & damaged. The hop-pickers are wet through every day.
Posted by sydney on Oct 19th, 1789
Posted by sydney on Jul 31st, 1789
Louring, vast rain, blowing. This rain was very great at Malpas, in Chesire.
Posted by sydney on Jul 15th, 1789
We have planted-out vast quantities of annuals, but none of them thrive. Grapes do not blow, nor make any progress. The wet season has continued just a month this day. Dismal weather!
Posted by sydney on Sep 4th, 1788
Vast showers about. Were all wet thro’ in our return from Faringdon. Under the eaves of an house at Faringdon are 22 martin’s nests, 12 of which contain second broods now nearly fledge: they put out their heads, & seem to long to be on the wing.
Posted by sydney on Jul 31st, 1787
Vast rain, an inch & a quarter in 8 hours.
Posted by sydney on Nov 9th, 1786
This day compleats the 28th of this dry fit, which has done infinite service to the low districts, that were floated with water by the heavy rains in the beginning of last month.
Posted by sydney on Sep 25th, 1785
Vast rain. Violent current in the street.
Posted by sydney on Sep 15th, 1785
The dripping weather has lasted this day nine weeks, all thro’ haying, & harvest: much hay is also spoiled of the second cutting: so that men, having lost both crops, will in many parts be very short of fodder, especially, as turnips have missed in many places.
Posted by sydney on Aug 25th, 1785
The dripping season has, this day, lasted six weeks; it has done some harm to the wheat, & retarded wheat-harvest; but has been of infinite service to the grass, & turnips, &c.