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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do.
This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change.
This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing – and of course holidaymakers.
Alan Watts, one-time professional meteorologist, has spent considerable time studying wind changes and short-term alterations in the weather. This, combined with his enthusiasm for sailing, has enabled him to assist people to read the weather from the signs in the sky. He is also the author of Instant Wind Forecasting, Instant Storm Forecasting, The Weather Handbook and Weatherwise all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.
"A best-selling gem of a book [...] Invaluable for anyone who works (or plays) in the great outdoors, it will enable the user to foretell, with reasonable accuracy, whether it will rain or blow, not change much or perhaps clear up soon."
– Towpath Walk Newspaper
"Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite."
– Coastal Cruising
"Useful in every clubhouse."
– Golf Monthly
"A handy and information-packed little volume."
"Well worth a place on the bookshelf or in the car or rucksack."
– The Countryman
"Excellent value and a good cockpit companion."
– Classic Boat