This guide gives detailed information on how to make your own forecast and covers every aspect of weather forecasting, from what causes the weather to information on recognizing clouds. Details of weather systems, depressions, anticyclones and hurricanes are included, plus information on the extreme weather that has so dominated the news in recent years. Local weather, such as wind systems, visibility, frost and snow, is featured along with optical effects such as rainbows, haloes and mirages.
The full range of forecasting is explored, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching - including instruments you might use at home.
Storm Dunlop is an established authority in the field of meteorology. He is based near Chichester, West Sussex.