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I totally love weather, how can I learn more?

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NickMyLipple Tue 18-Jun-19 22:01:44

Weather excites me! I am fascinated by the science behind it, I love a good storm and I find cloud formations utterly fascinating.

I want to become a bit more of a weather geek - can anyone point me in the right direction for any reading materials which might help? Or apps? Or websites which go beyond the basics but with some help initially to interperate?!

I don't really know what I want to do with my new-found knowledge, but I lived in Oklahoma, I would spend a few months tracking and photographing insane storms!

WhiteLightTrainWreck Tue 18-Jun-19 22:07:21

Is it that you want to know more about Meteorology? Or was it just to learn more about storms?

NickMyLipple Tue 18-Jun-19 22:21:28

Good question really, I suppose storms are what really fascinate me about weather, but I feel prehaps I need a better knowledge around meteorology to better understand storms? Or are they seperate enough to not warrant having to learn more about weather first?

springtime12 Tue 18-Jun-19 23:03:52

Futurelearn do a free online course about weather. I've done it and enjoyed it. Think it was called 'come rain or shine'

anitagreen Mon 24-Jun-19 21:27:51

I want to do this too I'm particularly interested in rain and thunder storms grin

NickMyLipple Mon 24-Jun-19 21:53:50

Oohh @anitagreen we can learn together!!

anitagreen Mon 24-Jun-19 22:00:12

@NickMyLipple love that username I've just joined that course join it too seems quite interesting grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 25-Jun-19 22:23:18

It is worth doing a general meteorology course I think to understand storms. I did the OU one 'understanding the weather' but it was pretty expensive. You might be able to get the book for it.

It's also worth joining one of the weather forums like netweather, or TWO and lurking.

Nice link here from the met office. www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about

There's also a fab book called 'Lightning Nature and Culture' by Derek Elsom

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