On 11 August 1999 there was a partial eclipse of the Sun visible from Howhill. The whole event lasted about 2 hours. The maximum that the sun was obscured was around 85% at about 1115. This time has been marked by a red vertical line on the graphs.
The temperature graph shows a very noticeable drop. The sky had some high thin cloud which thinned considerably during and after the partial eclipse.
The relative humidity rose but with such a marked temperature fall this is hardly surprising.
There was also a drop in the wind speed and slight change in direction but not as dramatic as the temperature change.
Other recorded data showed no change; the barometer was constant throughout and no rain fell.
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Sat 26 Mar 2005, 01:14 GMT