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British vintage weather tea towel

British vintage weather tea towelBritish vintage weather tea towel

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Price: £8.00 Product code: HW0149

Bring a little nostalgia into your kitchen with this striking vintage tea towel.

Featuring Britain’s shipping regions, with vintage icons indicating sunshine, showers and rain, our themed tea towel is a fun reminder of our world famous obsession with the weather.

The Shipping Forecast

The first BBC radio weather forecast was one for shipping, transmitted on 14 November 1922. The modern Shipping Forecast, now broadcast on radio 4, began from 1924. The information is transmitted at 00.48hrs, 05.20hrs, 12.01hrs and 17.54hrs. All editions include gale warnings, a general synopsis and reports from the 31 sea areas around the British Isles, though Trafalgar (off Portugal) is only included in the first broadcast unless there is a gale warning there. The list starts with Viking, off the Norwegian coast and works clockwise round to South-East Iceland.

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