Bourne’s record temperatures

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Bourne and district saw record temperatures and a “less than ordinary amount” of winter was experienced in 1914.

November was said to be the coldest month of the year, 11 degrees of frost being recorded with a ground frost of 16 degrees, and the lowest temperature recorded that month was -6 degrees celsius.

January was the second coldest period, with the lowest temperature recorded being minus four degrees and June was the hottest month, with the highest temperature reading hitting 31 degrees.

There was little variation in temperature over the following three months.

Ground frosts were recorded every month apart from June, July and August.

The highest nocturnal temperatures were also registered in July and August, with the highest temperature in July at 31 degrees celcius and 27 degrees in August.

However, in June there was a big difference between the highest and lowest temperatures registered that month in the area.