Luke Howard, the Man Who Named Clouds

Posted on March 21st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 21 March 1864, the chemist, ‘amateur’ meteorologist and namer of clouds, Luke Howard, died in Tottenham, London, at the grand old age of 91.

To celebrate his life and his wonderful contribution to erudite conversations about the weather, here are two newspaper reports about his cloud-naming work.

newspaper report about luke howard and the naming of clouds

Evening Telegraph – Saturday 30 June 1894

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newspaper report about luke howard and the naming of clouds

Yorkshire Gazette – Saturday 24 January 1835

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2 Responses to “Luke Howard, the Man Who Named Clouds”

Brian HatterApril 18th, 2013 at 11:52 am

Delightful article. I was the weather reporter at Rye Grammar School, Sussex at the age of 14!. I would look at the clouds and the maps from the Met office each day and attempted to forecast the weather. I still have the book of cloud forms!

BNAApril 18th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

We’re glad you liked these articles on Luke Howard, Brian. Like you, I still try to identify the cloud forms, too! Regards, Grant.

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