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Armageddon: 16th January 1955, The Day Some Londoners Thought It Was The End Of The World.

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On the 16th January 1955, some Londoners thought it was the end of the world when between 1 and 2pm, there was a spectacular spell of daytime darkness as a cold front pushed southwards trapping a layer of smog

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In Dec 1962 I was working in the Met Office at Heathrow when we had freezing fog for a while with an almost constant -5C night and day - fortunately that was the last real pea souper I recall - shortly after that the Clean Air Act came in and that has made a great difference.

You may be able to find it the records.

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