The Met Office

Very British Weather
  • Very British Weather

  • UPGRADE YOUR SMALL TALK GUIDED BY WORLD-LEADING WEATHER EXPERTS!

    From Foggy and Freezing to Scorching and Stormy, join the ultimate weather adventure through the great British seasons and uncover the extraordinary in every single day*.

    Are YOU the ultimate weather watcher?
    Do you know your drizzle from your mizzle?
    Ever wondered what rainbows are really made of?
    And could you pinpoint where lightning has struck twice?


    Pore over beautiful cloudscapes, learn the secrets of sunsets, discover freak weather and fogbows, and why forecasting was so important in British history, from D-Day to the Great Fire of London.

    Perfect for rainy days in or cloudspotting on the go, the Met Office share the best of almost 170 years of forecasting for the first time in this beautifully illustrated book. Packed with mythbusting, top trivia, stunning visuals and archive gems, shooting the breeze has never been so interesting!

    *Even when it is tipping it down.

The Met Office is the UK’s national weather service. It provides weather and climate-related services to the Armed Forces, government departments, the public, civil aviation, shipping, industry, agriculture and commerce. Since its foundation in 1854, the Met Office has pioneered the science of meteorology and its application. The Met Office are a key part of the weather and climate community, uniting scientific leaders from every corner of the globe, delivering extraordinary impact and benefit to the world around us.

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