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Guided tour of Met Office 25th November

The Met Office is celebrating 150 uninterrupted years of the Shipping Forecast, which is believed to be the longest running continuous forecast in the world.

The first gale warning was issued following a violent storm in 1859 but it was not until 1867 that gale warnings at sea were issued on a regular basis and they have continued ever since.

The Shipping forecast is of course only a small part of the many roles the Met Office provides:
Provide the National Severe Weather Warning Service and plays a central role in the Flood Forecasting Centre for England and Wales.
Key advisors to United Kingdom and world governments on climate change, including the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
One of two World Area Forecast Centres for civil aviation.
Provides weather information for the government, military, public and business.
Commercial customers include: transport, utilities, media, health, agriculture, insurance, telecoms, retail, manufacturing, construction.

They only opens their doors a couple times a year and we have been fortunate to secure a guided tour for 25 on 25th November.

Please see events for details and application form.