Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.29.30 pmAnother form of mapping is the weather map – where the projected weather is presented in a visual form.

In the middle of the 19th century Urban Le Verrier,  a French scientist responded to a storm that had devastated the French fleet during the Crimean War by mapping the storm’s path showing how it could have been avoided thus saving ships and lives.

Other scientists, namely Francis Galton and Robert Fitzroy,  gathered weather information across England for October 1861 and plotted the data creating the first known weather map.

Weather maps also provide information for aviation showing ceiling height (level where at least half the sky is covered with clouds) in hundreds of feet, present weather, as well as cloud cover, turbulence and icing maps.  Maps are also created showing bushfire risk, rainfall and extreme temperatures.

Computers and the internet now provide a service that I use daily.  No longer do I need to check the sky to see if it is going to rain- weatherzone tells me what to expect.

So, according to my calculations the weather on 12th December 2020 will be –

weather map

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