The weather report and its history

The weather report, with its forecasts inserted between television programmes throughout the day, is an institution today on all screens, both TV and web.Since the first weather forecasts appeared on television in the 1940s, a variety of media have adapted the exercise in their own ways.

The origins of weather reporting date far back into antiquity: the first known work on meteorology was written around 3000 BCE in China by Nei Ching Su Wen. The word ¬ďmeteorology¬Ē comes to us from ancient Greek, and was first used by Aristotle for the study of the Earth in general, not just the study of the atmosphere.

Although meteorology is a very old science, it wasn't until the mid-19th century that the first weather forecasts were produced and published in the press.

In 1854, Urban Le Verrier, director of the Paris observatory, decided to set up a vast network of weather stations covering the whole of Europe.The network consisted of 24 stations, 13 of which were interconnected by telegraph.

In 1860, Englishman Robert Fitzroy used the telegraph to gather daily meteorological data from all over the United Kingdom and plot the first weather charts.He made the first forecasts and published a weather report in the newspaper The Times from 1860.

Following the Second World War and during the 1950s, the development of computers led to the writing of computer programs capable of solving meteorological equations.This was the beginning of numerical weather forecasting.

At the same time, American researchers such as David Atlas were developing the first operational weather radars.

Today, weather reports can be consulted at any time of day on Internet. We are proud to present our analyses for you on our website.
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