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On 1 August 1861 the Times newspaper published the first ever weather forecast.

The forecast was put together by Admiral Robert FitzRoy, who led the meteorological department in the Board of Trade which was later renamed the Met Office.

John Hammond and Rob Varley of the Met Office told Graham Satchell about the history of a famously difficult art.

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