weather bureau

noun

: 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 At the time, the official weather bureau urged people to stay indoors and find shelter, and for residents near rivers to consider evacuating. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 7 Sep. 2023 Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Shandong in northern and eastern China were hammered by heatwaves last week, with the national weather bureau issuing an alert for heat stroke, almost a fortnight earlier than in previous years. Reuters, NBC News, 23 June 2023 For the second time in history, snow was observed at the weather bureau’s office at Lindbergh field. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2022 Tropical storm Megi is expected to weaken to 45 kph and move back out over sea on Tuesday, the state weather bureau said. Reuters, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 The weather bureau warned of heavy rainfall potentially leading to flash floods and landslides along the east coast region from Newcastle to Bateman's Bay in New South Wales state, with rain expected to intensify over the next two days. Reuters, CNN, 2 July 2022 After the 1932 snowstorm — if a couple of inches can be called that — The Times sought out U.S. weather bureau meteorologist L.H. Daingerfield. Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 The local weather bureau had issued a warning early on Saturday about high waves. Peter Landers, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2022 Tropical storm Megi is expected to weaken and move back out over sea on Tuesday, the state weather bureau said. NBC News, 12 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weather bureau was in 1871

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“Weather bureau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weather%20bureau. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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