The Cambridge Guide to the Weather is a practical guide to observing, measuring and understanding the weather. Aimed at all those who enjoy the outdoors, such as sailors, walkers, climbers and birdwatchers, this book is also useful as an aid to planning holidays throughout the world, with handy country-by-country climate guides and statistics, along with in-depth explanations of global weather patterns. Guidance in measuring and recording the weather plus handy tips on how to interpret weather signs are also included. In addition, this book gives a detailed, factual and balanced account of the implications of environmental issues currently in the headlines, such as global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer, as well as the effects of El Nino and other phenomena on world weather patterns. Packed full of colour photographs and satellite images, the text is also illustrated with specially commisioned artwork, maps, charts and graphs."