Did you know?
-The world’s first television weather chart was broadcast in Britain on November 11, 1936.
-The practice of naming hurricanes began early last century when an Australian weather forecaster decided to insult politicians he didn’t like by naming devastating tropical storms after them.
-The technique for measuring wind chill was developed by scientists in Antarctica during the Second World War. They measured how long it took to freeze vials of water exposed to different wind conditions in temperatures below 0C. Then they developed formulas for relating heat loss to wind speed and air temperature.