Boscastle Information Centre

Very nice to see they are going to correct this. No ulterior motive is needed, however it does show the ‘loose’ attitude to weather records.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

2014-06-13 22.22.03

UK readers will be well aware of the Boscastle flood of 2004, which I reported on a few weeks ago.

We called in there for a visit, while on holiday last week, and I took the above picture at the National Trust Information Centre.

Note how it talks of 300mm per hour, which I immediately knew was wrong. So I emailed the centre, once we were back at our cottage. (I did not have the exact numbers to hand).

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I was pleasantly surprised to get the following reply so quickly.

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So it is good to see that they will be correcting it. (I’ll probably be back next year to check!!)

But it is incredible that the mistake stemmed from the original guide book. I realise that, for some people, metrication still makes little sense, and that they may well have intended 30mm and not 300mm.

Nevertheless…

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