|Directed by Evelyn Spice Cherry|
|United Kingdom, 1934 (documentary, 18 minutes, black and white, English)|
"Weather reports are collected by wireless, cable and landline from meteorological stations, coastguard stations, shipping and airplanes from all over Europe and the Atlantic, messages giving latest details pour through the Public Telegraph Office and on to the Meteorological Office where all the details are entered on the maps. From these maps the forecaster can detect impending changes in weather conditions. The forecast is then published by telegram, teleprinter and wireless to aircraft, shipping, coastguards and the farmer. The actual gale warning is drowned in the increasing hubbub of messages and the racketing of teleprinters and merges into the howling of the gale, the roar of the waves and the squealing of gulls as the coastguards hoist the South Cone, the seaman makes for port, and the farmer's wife shuts up the chickens. While the gale rages reports continue to come in, and the forecaster is able to announce better weather ahead as the storm is wearing itself out. The South Cone is lowered, the wind and the waves subside, the skies clear and serene quietness settles everywhere."
-- British Film Institute (source)
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|Produced by:||John Grierson|
|Production Company:||GPO Film Unit|