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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Sydney, the commercial capital, has recorded its wettest start to a year ever, according to the country’s weather bureau, with more flooding predicted in coming days. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Shepherd told Dean Blake, weather bureau meteorologist. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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