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Whilst compiling his Weather Watch feature for the Norwich Evening News last month, he said: «I uk canada goose hope I can be forgiven for adding that on June 30 I completed 60 years of continuous twice daily observations of all elements of the weather.»

The 76 year old, who has been canada goose uk black friday writing the Weather Watch column in the canada goose store Evening News for more than a decade, became interested in the weather when he was a boy back Canada Goose Outlet in 1947.

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«It was so dramatic for a youngster canadian goose jacket and sparked my interest. The drama of it the frost and the snow.

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«And it grows on canada goose coats you the more you do it. It’s interesting comparing the seasons.»

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He started keeping records in 1954 in Bath. When he moved to Wiltshire he continued and he was still doing it when he and his French born wife Marie Jeanne moved to Old Costessey in the early 1970s.

His arrival coincided with a torrential downpour.

He said: «My great claim to fame is, just when I moved here, on July 31, 1972. 5.46inches of rain fell in just over two hours. It was the heaviest daily rainfall in the British Isles on that specific day.»

official canada goose outlet The hottest day he has recorded was 34.4C on June 26, 1976. The coldest canada goose outlet day was 5.3C on January 12, 1987, while the coldest night was 14.5C on January 28, 1979. All those figures were recorded at canada goose coats on sale his home in Old Costessey. official canada goose outlet

The lowest temperatures he ever recorded were in Wiltshire, where he was Canada Goose online living in Canada Goose Coats On Sale 1963, he said.

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canada goose factory outlet toronto location His son has taken on the duties previously, but Mr Brooks said he once, unfortunately, smashed one of the expensive Met Office thermometers. canada goose factory outlet toronto location

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«When I came to Norwich the climatic research unit was opening at the UEA. I met Professor Hubert Lamb, who was its founder and first director, and I got to know him well. He taught me an awful lot.»

Being a weatherman you got asked a lot about global warming, he said, which required a canada goose uk shop great deal of tact.

«There has been a certain amount of warming for the last 200 years, but I don’t think it’s catastrophic.

«People talk about the recent floods, but during the second world war, in about 1943, when I lived in the Somerset levels, it was like it then.»

Mr Brooks described the flash floods we experienced last month as «actually very normal» for this time Canada Goose Online of year.

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