Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Hong Kong weather warning symbols

In honour of the blazing days we have been having here weather-wise: here are some fun weather views I’ve been appreciating.

First “the brief description of warning symbols” from the Hong Kong observatory can be seen here 

My favourite warning symbol is frost, but also enjoyed the multi-coloured rain warnings.

I was looking at various weather symbols and charts online and noticed one instance, where the warning for fog was simply FOG in large black letters.

Here is Barbara Edwards, the BBC’s first woman weather forecaster, clutching some weather symbols while doing a forecast for the BBC in 1974 and here she describes the experience in an interview. I love how people kept bothering her on her holidays! And that description of the cardboard and scribble job that preceded the rubber symbols arriving on the scene.

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