Tin Tin's Sailing Calendar

Friday, 7 October 2011

Barograph record of the lowest depression in UK

This barograph trace shows the lowest pressure I have ever recorded in Reading, UK, where the pen fell off the bottom of the paper drum on 26 February 1989.  I thought the children had played with it and broken the arm.  Then I found it wasn't broken, so I called Francis Hayes at the ECMWF for a current pressure reading.

When I gave my estimated reading of 944, he said he would eat his hat if it was that low, and that it must be broken.  He was quite a long time getting back to me........ apparently he'd been looking for a hat!!!