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

Reading the Clouds: How You Can Forecast the Weather By Oliver Perkins, Tom Cunliffe (Foreword by), Duncan Wells (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Oliver Perkins, Tom Cunliffe (Foreword by), Duncan Wells (Foreword by)
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An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone taking part in outdoor activities on land or at sea, anywhere in the world. This book is an accessible and practical handbook for predicting the weather by recognizing cloud types, shapes, color, and behavior.

TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data--a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature will have an impact on the weather across 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 any in-depth scientific understanding. You just need to look up.

With this book in hand, you will get a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. People have been reading signs in the sky for thousands of years, and with clear, full-color photographs, this book shows you exactly what those signs mean.

"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

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.

Duncan Wells is an RYA instructor and sailing school principal. He has written for many leading boating magazines in the UK and US. He is also the author of Stress-Free Sailing, Stress-Free Navigation, Stress-Free Motorboating, Stress-Free Mooring and 101 Tips for Stress-Free Sailing (Adlard Coles Nautical), which have helped countless sailors and motorboaters learn helpful boat handling and berthing techniques. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472960184
ISBN-10: 1472960181
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: January 8th, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English