weather bureau


Definition of weather bureau

: a bureau engaged in the collection of weather reports as a basis for weather predictions, storm warnings, and the compiling of statistical records

Examples of weather bureau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Philippines weather bureau said another cyclone, tropical storm Atsani, had entered the country and could gain strength. Chandler Thornton And Ben Westcott, CNN, "At least ten dead as typhoon Goni impacts more than 2 million people in the Philippines," 1 Nov. 2020 The state weather bureau said the storm slammed ashore in San Policarpio town in Eastern Samar province around noon. Fox News, "Typhoon Vongfong rapidly intensifies as it slams into coronavirus-hit Philippines," 14 May 2020 The weather bureau said temperatures in southern and central Australia on Thursday may reach between 8 and 16 degrees higher than normal. NBC News, "It's sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record," 18 Dec. 2019 Kammuri is forecast to exit Philippine waters on Thursday, the weather bureau said., "One dead, thousands displaced in Philippines as storm nears - The Boston Globe," 2 Dec. 2019 Kammuri has gained strength, now packing maximum winds of 155 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 190 kph, the nation’s weather bureau said., "One dead, thousands displaced in Philippines as storm nears - The Boston Globe," 2 Dec. 2019 The wet season isn’t expected to start until late October or November in Sumatra and Kalimantan, which would be about two months later than normal, according to Indonesia’s weather bureau. Washington Post, "Why It’s Another Bad Year for Indonesia Forest Fires," 20 Sep. 2019 Australia's weather bureau said 2017 was the country's third-hottest year on record, and the scorching temperatures came despite the lack of an El Niño system that normally brings warmer weather. NBC News, "Scope of Great Barrier Reef's massive coral bleaching alarms scientists," 21 Apr. 2018 Throngs gathered around the kiosk of the weather bureau in the Plaza and the playing fountain so often pointed out to tourists with winter pride ceased to play beneath a solid hood of ice., "San Diego's coldest day," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of weather bureau

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Weather bureau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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