Modern Meterology


When did the first weather map appear in a newspaper?

The London Times was the first periodical to publish a weather map, which ran in the April 1, 1875, issue. The map was created by Sir Francis Galton (1822–1911), an English scientist and half cousin of Charles Darwin. Galton created his map—which showed prevailing winds, barometric pressures, and temperatures throughout the British Isles and parts of Western Europe—without the advantage of satellites, computers, or even a telephone.


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