London - The Weather Centre Aka How Weather… 1968

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    No title. How weather forecasts are compiled at The Weather Centre, London.

    Angle shot London's Weather Centre. M/S map of UK in window. C/U man looking at map. Panning C/U map showing weather conditions.

    Library shots of cars driving and being pushed up icy road, snow plough coming through deep snow drift. M/S man in London Weather Centre looking at charts coming off computer. C/U charts coming off computer. M/S women operating computer tape machines. C/U tape machine. M/S man sitting at console with chart. C/U as he traces on chart. More library shots: very rough sea, sailor holding onto life line as sea breaks over ship's deck, bow of ship as it rises and falls in the rough sea.

    M/S man at Weather Centre receiving information from ships. C/U as man types. C/U the man with earphones on. C/U tape coming out of machine into bin. C/U chart. Library shot: car coming through flooded street, tree laying in street, sea breaking over sea wall.

    C/U girl on Weather Centre roof looking at optical sphere which measures sunshine. More library shots: people laying on sunny beach. C/U men looking at charts at Weather Centre. C/U the chart. M/S rain falling heavily in street. Panning man running through pouring rain. C/U rain water running into drain. C/U girl on Weather Centre roof measuring rain fall. C/U weather expert "Professor Raindorf" (Sid Randall) studying chart. C/U the expert. M/S as interviewer asks "Professor" for weather forecast (natural sound). The "Professor" answers: "According to my calculations we're in for a long dry spell". He then gets a bucket of water tipped over his head.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    56550
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2049.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:33:00 / 01:23:46:00
    Canister:
    68/5
    Sort Number:
    68/005
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    Science & Technology Religion & Politics
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    Natural Changes 60 YEARS OF CHARTS weather
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