Thursday, November 30, 2006

A very special shipping forecast

A day when the spectacularly bad weather in the north Atlantic leads to a discovery that the text of the shipping forecast includes an additional line about the waves that is not mentioned in the radio version --

And Now The Shipping Forecast Issued By The Met Office, On Behalf Of The Maritime And Coastguard Agency, At 1130 On Thursday 30 November 2006

... Bailey South Storm 10 To Hurricane Force 12 Veering Southwest Gale 8 To Storm 10. Very High Or Phenomenal. Rain Or Squally Showers. Moderate Or Poor ...

Southeast Iceland Cyclonic Severe Gale 9 To Violent Storm 11, Occasionally Hurricane Force 12. Very High To Phenomenal. Rain Or Showers. Moderate Or Poor.

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