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Weather Forecasting Stamp Set

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Eight stamps charting the 170-year history of the Met Office.

The stamps feature composite images showcasing advances in weather forecasting.

Two Second Class, Two First Class, two £2.00 and two £2.20 landscape stamps 

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Royal Mail is marking the 170th anniversary of UK's national meteorological service with eight new stamps capturing the history, science and future of weather forecasting.

Beautiful composite images feature meteorological milestones including the Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica and forecasting's critical role in D-Day military operations.

Two Second Class, two First Class, two £2.00 and two £2.20 landscape stamps presented as four se-tenant pairs.


Second Class Luke Howard, pioneer meteorologist, classified clouds in 1803

Second Class Storm barometer of Robert FitzRoy, founder of the Met Office in 1854

First Class Terra Nova Expedition studied extreme weather in 1910-12

First Class Marine buoys collect data for the Shipping Forecast, first broadcast in 1924

£2.00 Weather observers were vital to the success of the D-Day invasion in 1944

£2.00 Radar and computers improved forecasting accuracy from the 1950s

£2.20 Barbara Edwards became the first British female TV weather presenter in 1974

£2.20 Supercomputers and satellites help track the Earth's weather today

Stamp Specifications 

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Stamp size

41mm x 30mm

Number Per Sheet



Hat-trick design


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Print process



14.5 x 14


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