This 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. It is based on Met Office statistics, and charts sunshine hours, rainfall, temperature, wind and many other indicators collected by the world's leading meteorological organization. In addition the statistics forecasts 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, based on the very latest data compiled by leading climate scientists.
The Met Office was founded in 1854 and has since evolved into one of the world's leading authorities on weather. Its key public task is to provide the information for weather forecasts and warnings. It continues to research and develop new services in response to our changing weather and climate. www.metoffice.gov.uk
Introduction; 1. The Weather Month by month; 2. Sunshine and Temperature by Season; 3. Wind and Rain by Season; 4. Extreme Weather by Season; 5. The Future of British Weather.