Press Release: Book Published 24th June 2010
The Met Office Book of the British Weather 978-07153-3640-3 · £9.99 · paperback with flaps
· Includes the latest climate science research and predictions of how the weather will change where you live
· Authoritative Met Office information
· A great gift – everyone talks about the weather – especially in light of the extreme weather over Christmas 2009 and into 2010, and for anyone whose hobby or sport relies heavily on the weather e.g. sailors, pilots, fisherman & walkers
· Forecasts the likely weather for the British Isles over the next thirty years
“It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather” Samuel Johnson
Who doesn’t discuss the weather? It’s one of our most talked about subjects that affects almost every aspect of our lives, from the simplest of things such as what coat to wear to devastating natural disasters that leave lives and countries torn apart. Not only that, but climate change and the effect it’s having on our planet is a daily feature in the news.
The Met Office Book of the British Weather is a unique and entertaining reference to the British weather presented in a series of colourful maps showing every aspect of national and local weather throughout the year. Using statistics gathered by the world’s leading meteorological organisation, the maps chart sunshine hours, rainfall, temperature, wind and many other aspects of the weather.
In addition the statistics forecast the likely weather for the British Isles over the next thirty years, providing a fascinating and detailed insight into how climate change is likely to affect Britain.
Click source to read FULL summary of this Met Office publication, or simply listen to what Sammy Wilson has to say in the above YouTube at the "Climate Fools Day Conferance" in October 2009.
Not forgetting......the Met Office have aborted long range seasonal weather forecasts, and now concentrate on the much easier task of making them 30 years ahead, you could not make it up!!!!