Thick, white frost covering everything this morning. Beautiful, but cold. I was listening to a podcast that mentioned the Met Office archives, so I decided to look them up.
The archive contains documents such as the original Beaufort Scale from 1806 by which wind strengths are judged; UK weather reports for every day since 3 September 1860; meteorological observations dating back to the mid 1800s; and personal weather diaries from the mid 1700s. The diaries vary from stark lists of numbers to books reminiscent of today’s bullet journals with exquisite handwriting, drawings and descriptions of the weather.
After the 1990s most of the data collected is digital, but there is still a vast archive of documents, charts, log books and paper printouts to manage. All of this adds up to a fabulous resource tracking our weather over the last few hundred years. The archive can be used by everyone from novelists, to teachers, to climate researchers.
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