BOSTON fared much better than other parts of the country for weather in July – according to the town’s weatherman.
Albert Kirkham said the weather in the town was ‘fine, warm, very warm and sunny for the greater part of the month, but did turn very unsettled between July 16-19’.
The highest maximum temperature, on the 5th, was 26.1C (79F). The lowest maximum temperature recorded on the 26th was 16.1C (61F).
On the 16th, the temperature fell no lower than 15.0C (59F) but on the 23rd it was as low as 6.7C (44F). The mean maximum temperature of the month was 21.1C (69.9F) slightly below the average 21.7C (71.4F) for July.
The mean minimum was 11.7C (52.7F) – exactly the same as the average of 11.7C (52.7F).
The town had less rainfall than usual, with 56.3mm (2.22ins) against the average of 59.8mm (2.35ins) across 12 days of measurable rain.
The 19th was the wettest with 16.5mm (0.65ins).
Townspeople enjoyed 205.1 hours of bright sunshine in July, – less than the average of 221.0 hours. The sunniest day was on the 3rd, with 13.9 hours.
There were three days of thunderstorms and two days with no sunshine at all.
The highest barometer reading came on the 1st at 30.24ins – the lowest on the 17th at 29.21ins.