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  Falmouth Weather Observatory, Cornwall
by Ash59

Favorite thing: As you wander around town, you may spot this tower, high up on the hill, overlooking the area.

This octagonal tower was built in 1867 as a weather observatory, when the Board of Trade started collecting information from across the U.K. to create weather forcasts for shipping. Falmouth was one of five official station set up in Britain to send simultaneous instrument readings to London.

One of the most famous readings was the atmospheric disruption caused by the eruption of the Krakotoa Volcano in August, 1883.

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2003
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