2 MAY 1931, Page 14


We have enjoyed, so to say, a term of weather that should for ever dissipate the popular fallacy that a high glass means fair weather. The hands pointed to 29.4 and it rained for a day and a half. It fell to 28.7 and the sun shone. The readings of the glass must, of course, be correlated with the finer points of the wind ; and all electric disturbances, usually associated with cumulus clouds, must be eliminated. In general, doubtless the east wind brings regular weather and the west irregular ; and on rather rare occasions the regularity may be continuous rain.