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The world's first weather forecast is transmitted from the Meteorological Office in London

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02/06/1861
British Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issued the world's first weather forecast from his Meteorological Office at the Board of Trade in London, warning of gales along the coast. Fitzroy had opened the office in 1853, gathering weather information from ships logs and other sources.  In 1859 he was connected by telegraph to British ports and was ultimately able to gather reports, study the results and send out what he called "forecasts."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Geoffrey Reynolds, "Weather Forecasting," The New Scientist, January 16, 1958, pp. 25-27. 

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