has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40
years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 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.
With a revised and updated text, along with
new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book
will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from
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About the Author
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 and The Weather Handbook both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.
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 which began with the sea scouts, has enabled him to assist people to read the weather from the signs in the sky.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition
How to Use This Book
Facts About Clouds
Beaufort Scale of Wind Force
1. Jet Stream Cirrus
2. Cirrus and cirrostratus
3. Warm front or occlusion approaching
4. Altostratus ahead of a warm front or occlusion
5. Imminent rain or snow
6. A front passes
7. Thundery sky
9. Warm sector weather
10. Sea and coastal fog
12. Air mass trough
14. Quiet evening
15. Red sky at night
16. Cirrus foretelling improvement
17. Will it thunder?
18. Will it rain?
19. Fair weather cumulus
20. Cirrus revealing no change
23. Altocumulus and cirrocumulus
24. Coastline clouds