|20 December 1900|
|21 December 1900|
|detail of weather map Dec 21st 1900|
|Close up of map showing weather conditions over UK and Shetland Dec 21st 1900|
But the information on the map is only as good as the observations that were then being made… and without the system of observation and equipment that is now used, maybe it’s understandable that the warnings of impending storms did not always reach those whose lives hung in the balance.