The unique set of stamps is available for pre-order now from the Royal Mail website.

Professor Penny Endersby CBE, Chief Executive of the Met Office said: “The Met Office has a proud position in UK history. As an island nation we are often at the mercy of the weather and our role is to help people stay safe and thrive in every corner of the UK and beyond. As these beautiful stamps demonstrate, the Met Office has constantly evolved from our roots at the pioneering edge of weather forecasting through to technical innovations of the modern era.”

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Stamp 1 – This is amateur meteorologist Luke Howard, also known as the man who named the clouds. He used Latin terms, e.g. you might have heard ‘cumulus’ for ‘heaped’.     Stamp 2 – This storm barometer was designed by our founder Robert FitzRoy, after the Royal Charter Gale 1859, to help fishermen better prepare for bad weather.     Stamp 3 – The team in the British Antarctic Expedition 1911-1913 also collected scientific data incl. weather observations which now provide important baseline data for climate science.    Stamp 4 – Marine buoys like this collect data for the shipping forecast. The shipping forecast originates from FitzRoy's gale warning service and continues to save lives at sea.    Stamp 5 – Weather observers were vital to the success of the D-Day invasion in 1944. They helped to identify a crucial break in weather which enabled the invasion to go ahead.    Stamp 6 – We began working with radar imagery and computers in the 1950s and produced the first operational computer forecast in 1965.     Stamp 7 – This is Barbara Edwards who was the first woman to present the weather on BBC in 1974.      Stamp 8 – Satellites and supercomputers help track our weather these days. Our supercomputer is one of the most powerful in the world dedicated to weather and climate.