Mapped: London's Groundbreaking Moments In The History Of The Weather

Laurence Scales
By Laurence Scales Last edited 23 months ago
Mapped: London's Groundbreaking Moments In The History Of The Weather

Once, for the proverbial White Christmas to be declared, the Air Ministry Roof was where the snowflake had to fall. But where was that? Why was Camden Square synonymous with rainfall for more than half a century? Was it a thermometer in George III’s pocket or was he just pleased to see someone?

It is that time of year when there is more weather about. Forecasts flow from vast amounts of historic data and by knowing the interaction sea, atmosphere and man. Who and where were London’s weather watchers who invented the weather as we understand it today — the anoraks who inform us whether we need to wear an anorak?

Check out the map above, and warm your grey matter cockles on this incredible trivia.

Last Updated 03 December 2015

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The Barometer used to work, but I thought it was more to do with ring main water pressure. It just looks forlorn now.