Instant Weather Forecasting 5th Edition
MET0190Regular price €11.95
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.
Part Number: MET0190
Author: Alan Watts
RYA Weather Handbook G133
RYA0890Regular price €21.95
If you are doing an RYA course or are simply seeking to gain a greater understanding of the weather, this edition of the RYA Weather Handbook (which covers the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) is full of practical and useful information, on aspects such as theory, weather charts, clouds, predicting the wind, and the technology used in sourcing meteorological information.
This edition provides more information than ever before about where to obtain forecasts, the growing use of technology in forecasting weather and obtaining up-to-date information and in particular monitoring the tell-tale signs around you for any indication that the weather may not be doing what was forecast.
The areas that have been substantially updated and enhanced with additional content are:
- Tropical weather (hurricanes, cyclones and sailing in the tropics)
- Climate change
- New technology
The illustrations have also been completely modernised and the look and feel of the layout has benefitted from an overall redesign, making even the most complicated subject easily understandable.
Part Number: RYA0890
Publisher: Royal Yachting Association
Author: Chris Tibbs
Reeds Weather at Sea
MET0152Regular price €12.50
Weather determines when we sail, where we sail to – and whether we arrive safely. This essential pocket-sized guide, now revised for its second edition, equips the reader with all the necessary tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore.
Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including:
- using and evaluating weather forecasts
- depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects
- waves and swell
- weather lore and sky watching.
Meteorology is still advancing and sources of forecasts are changing. This new edition keeps the handbook up-to-date, with a particular focus on the increasing use of GRIB files, computer weather modelling and sources of forecasts, especially with the proliferation of computer forecasts becoming available free of charge.
With practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.
Part Number: MET0152
Author: Frank Singleton
The Weather Handbook
9781472905499Regular price €19.95
The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by professional forecasts to assess for themselves what the coming weather is likely to be.
This handbook has been the standard reference for over 20 years for students on Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses, and the handbook of choice for skippers and crew of cruising and racing yachts. The fourth edition has been updated and expanded with new photos and explanatory text, addressing new sources of weather information. There are countless websites and apps providing forecast data, and The Weather Handbook guides users in how to use and interpret this information for themselves, taking a general forecast for a wide area to provide a local forecast for a specific location.
'The perfect introduction to understanding weather' Practical Boat Owner
Part Number: MET0250
Imprint: Adlard Coles
Author: Alan Watts
Instant Wind Forecasting
MET0200Regular price €15.95
Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international best seller Instant Weather Forecasting (KH code MET0190). Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established the author's reputation as a layman's meteorologist.
Part Number: MET0200
Author: Alan Watts
Reading the Clouds
MET0206Regular price €11.95
Wouldn't it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather 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 affect 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 a wifi connection – you just need to look up.
This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean.
An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities.
With a Foreword by Tom Cunliffe.
Part Number: MET0206
Author: Oliver Perkins
Instant Storm Forecasting
9780713687842Regular price €10.50
Instant Storm Forecasting is an invaluable reference for anyone pursuing outdoor activities. By means of instructive photographs of cloud formations, helpful tables and practical explanations, it provides the tools for all of us to assess the chances of being caught out in a storm, and judge how severe the storm is likely to be. Covering strong winds, thunder and hail storms along with hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons and waterspouts, this comprehensive little book makes fascinating reading as well as being an essential guide for anyone about to encounter the elements.
Part Number: MET0192
Author: Alan Watts