01 Aug '11, 11am

Take it or leave it, the Weather Report is 150 years old!

150 years ago today the very first public weather forecast was published, starting with the lines ‘general weather probable in the next two days…’ and triggering our national fascination with all things weather related. The British are renowned for being more than a little bit weather obsessed – and who can blame us? The unpredictability of British weather can play havoc with summer holidays, hair styles and also our choice in wardrobe. It could be the middle of summer, but we might still need the thick knit and wellingtons close to hand! All this means that the public weather forecast has become something of a lifestyle crutch to anyone in the vicinity of the British Isles who’s planning a stay-at-home holiday, sailing excursion or simply a picnic in the middle of summer. So today, the 150th birthday of the first public weather report must be something of a cele...

Full article: http://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/blog/?p=2736

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