weather bureau

noun

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

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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. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's coldest day," 7 Jan. 2018 The weather bureau said Tropical Depression Maring made landfall in eastern Quezon province Tuesday morning and was moving northwest with winds of 60 kilometers (37 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour. Washington Post, "4 dead, 6 missing in floods and landslides in Philippines," 12 Sep. 2017

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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