Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, May 16, 1915: Strange weather

-from Thomas Orde Lees’ diary–

“16 May. About mid-day there was a remarkably sudden lull in the wind. The recording anemometers both stopped temporarily and after a few minutes the wind began to blow with equal force from the opposite direction. It seems therefore that the exact centre of a cyclone must have passed over the ship–a very singular thing. The inclement weather confined us all to the ship.”

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