The weather has always dominated our daily lives and wind, rain and sunshine remain our favourite topic of conversation. We all want to know what the weather will be for the week ahead in order to plan our days. But even with T.V.forecasts, it is hard to fathom the meaning of the weather charts: reliability is doubtful beyond the next 24 hours and the region covered is not always a match with the place where we live! This short guide explains in simple language the basic weather principles and it has a special illustrated section on how to read skies and clouds. It allows us to properly interpret daily weather forecasts and will give those who wish, the confidence to set about predicting the local weather themselves.