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Barometric pressure in London ‘highest in 300 years’ at least

Barometric pressure in London ‘highest in 300 years’ at least

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The weather forecasters have just given us an impressive display of their skill by predicting the scale of the current high pressure zone over the UK.Overnight, Sunday into Monday, London's Heathrow Airport recorded a barometric pressure of 1,049.6 millibars (mbar).It's very likely the highest pressure ever recorded in London, with records dating back to 1692.But the UK Met Office and the European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts had seen it coming well ahead of time. "Computerised forecast models run by the Met Office and the ECMWF predicted this development with near pinpoint precision, forecasting the eventual position and intensity of the high pressure area several days in advance, before it had even begun to form," said Stephen Burt, a visiting fell...