Reading the Clouds: How You Can Forecast the Weather (Paperback)

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Wouldn't it be useful to be able to come up with an accurate weather forecast simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can!

TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data – a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affects the weather over a large geographical area. But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot where you're standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing, etc) you don't need any equipment or a wifi connection – you just need to look up.

This book will give you a great understanding of why clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. Highly practical, it shows you how by reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photos and diagrams, you will be able to tell exactly what those signs mean.

After its very well received first edition, this second edition is revised and expanded, including plenty of new photos to cover every possible view of the sky. With this at-a-glance guide to the clouds anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, you will be able to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colours and behaviour.

Including a Foreword by Tom Cunliffe, writer, TV presenter and yachting instructor, this will be an invaluable companion for everyone who enjoys time spent outdoors.

About the Author

Oliver Perkins sailed a Laser 4.7 for the British team. He has written for Yachting Monthly and Practical Boat Owner, and is the author of Reading the Clouds and the Reeds Cloud Handbook as well as having updated the new edition of the late Alan Watts' seminal Weather Handbook, all published by Adlard Coles.

Praise For…

“Well researched - practical information in an easy to assimilate form” —Professor Richard Collier, former President of the Royal Meteorological Society

“So good that my Yachtmaster candidates would do well to read it. I learned something from this book. I bet you do too” —Tom Cunliffe, author of The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster

“Absolutely brilliant; a must for anyone who does anything outside and for whom the weather might be important. Everyone, wherever they are in the world, will get something from this book” —Duncan Wells, author of Stress-Free Sailing

“If you've ever wanted to forecast the weather by analysing clouds, you'll love this book.” —People's Friend

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399401425
ISBN-10: 1399401424
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English