Story: Weather forecasting

Weather diagrams

In order to provide cheap, simple daily weather information to the press, in 1882 the meteorological office prepared 24 typical isobaric diagrams of New Zealand, based on three years’ analysis of weather patterns. Copies were supplied to the leading newspapers. Each day the office cited a diagram number, indicating to the newspaper which one was to be published, and added a descriptive note.

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather forecasting - Early forecasting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/7576/weather-diagrams (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 2 Jun 2016