Letter: Eclipse fever

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Eclipse fever

Sir: Why did the weather forecasters and the media not combine to give forecasts of cloud cover during the eclipse along the reachable parts of the shadow's procession? This would have saved countless fruitless journeys and many millions of pounds.

The exodus from the Southwest should have been staggered by the authorities announcing the following: car drivers whose surnames begin with the letters A-H should leave between noon and 8pm; those with surnames I-O leave between 8pm and 4am; and those with surnames P-Z leave between 4am and noon.


Uxbridge, Berkshire