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Weather for Hillwalkers

By (author) Malcolm Thomas
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 25th Nov 2019
Dimensions: w 137mm h 204mm d 21mm
Weight: 332g
ISBN-10: 0750992441
ISBN-13: 9780750992442
Barcode No: 9780750992442
Synopsis
For years hillwalkers and climbers have struggled to understand the complexities of weather systems. Written by a professional weather forecaster, Weather for Hillwalkers provides invaluable insight to the beginner and veteran alike. Now in a new edition, Malcolm Thomas offers an understanding of the principles of the elements - the causes of wind, rain, snow, cloud, fog, thunder and clear skies - and looks at how they are affected by mountains and high ground. Readers will learn the terminology of depressions, warm and cold fronts, air masses and more; how to interpret weather maps; and how to make short-term weather forecasts from observations. This is essential reading for those tackling the elements amongst the hills.

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"I wish this book had been available when I first became interested in the weather half a century ago!" --Bill Giles OBE, senior weatherman BBC Weather Centre