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The Message of the Clouds Paperback

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

£9.99 £8.99

  • The foreword is written by Tom Cunliffe – Author and Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner
  • The first section explains the background to why clouds indicate different weather
  • The second section has 25 cloud and fog types and explains what weather each of them indicates
  • The third section is on how local effects impact the weather
  • The fourth section details the most relevant weather folklore, what it means, how it is useful today and why it works
  • At the end, there is a quiz to see what you have learned
  • The book is 75 pages long and there are over 80 large colour photos in it
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For thousands of years people have been using the clouds to forecast weather, but with recent advances in technology this practice has largely stopped. However, using the clouds to forecast weather yourself is more accurate than using official forecasts for short-term local conditions. This book will show you how to accurately predict the weather using the clouds, without the need for internet connection. It also contains dozens of example cloud formations.

How many minutes until it will rain?

Will it be foggy on the coast as well as inland?

When will the sea breeze fill in?

This book is perfect for anyone interested in being outdoors. It is useful for sailors, hikers, fishermen, golfers, horse riders, hunters and more. It has never before been easier to identify clouds and forecast the weather through them and could be life-saving in a survival situation. There are also simple explanations about exactly why types of clouds predict different weather.

  • The foreword is written by Tom Cunliffe – Author and Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner
  • The first section explains the background to why clouds indicate different weather
  • The second section has 25 cloud and fog types and explains what weather each of them indicates
  • The third section is on how local effects impact the weather
  • The fourth section details the most relevant weather folklore, what it means, how it is useful today and why it works
  • At the end, there is a quiz to see what you have learned
  • The book is 75 pages long and there are over 80 large colour photos in it

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Reviews:

Tom Cunliffe: “His first book, The Message of the Clouds, is so good that my Yachtmaster Instructor candidates would do well to read it.”

You can read what Tom wrote in his foreword here: http://oliverperkins.com/2017/05/16/message-clouds-tom-cunliffe

Yachting Life: “During daylight we found that a serious bit of cloud consideration and analysis was more accurate than an iPhone weather App prediction.”

9 reviews for The Message of the Clouds Paperback

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olly Perkins

    An excellent handy sized book packed with information which I will keep coming back to as there is so much to learn. Highly recommended and will make a good Christmas present for lots of my friends.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ginny

    The author of this book is only 15 (the book was published in the UK in August of 2017) — obviously he’s got a bright future ahead as a weatherman, an author, and, more importantly, as a person who can write about a complex subject so that the average person can easily understand. The book has a detailed and highly readable narrative, lots of photos, graphics, charts and a Bibliography, glossary and index.

    Forget the fancy phone apps and the fancy electronics…use your senses AND this handy companion to learn “how you can forecast the weather.”

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry Simoneaux

    Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, author Oliver Perkins shows not only how the clouds foretell the weather, but also why. Packed with useful, easy to understand information, I found myself breaking out my yellow highlighter for the first time since college. Far from being an emergency back up when technology fails, the knowledge gained helps the reader better understand and augment digital forecasts to develop more comprehensible local forecasts. This book will be a constant companion aboard s/v Rainbow.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Duncan Wells

    have always considered that Alan Watts’ book Instant Weather Forecasting is the best weather book there is, after all, if it was good enough for Bernard Moitessier it is good enough for me, but the Message of the Clouds makes reading the clouds that much more accessible.

    And Message of the Clouds is not just a book for sailors, it is a book for anyone who pursues an outdoor activity. Gardeners, Cyclists, Bikers, Climbers, Ramblers.

    Being able to look at the sky as I am now – mid morning – and see a few cumulus clouds and know that it will not rain today, is handy. Of course, I could have checked the synoptic chart, the barometer or even an app but one glance at the sky and Olly’s book tells me all I need to know.

    Duncan Wells

  5. Rafal Stanczyk

    I have just bought Ollie’s book on Southampton Boat Show. I’ve read many books about weather forecasting and to be honest Ollie’s book is the best. It’s even better than Allan Watts’ ‘Instant Weather Forecasting’. The narrative is very clear and easily understandable, the pictures are excellent. I my opinion this book is a must for every weather enthusiast and sailor alike.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Camilla Woollatt

    This little book is packed with information and top tips. Oliver has helped me understand the clouds and I am getting better at reading them. The book follows a logical format and can be read cover to cover or dipped into as a reference book. Lovely images to illustrate his text. Perfect size to pack into a rucsac, cabin, bike pannier, car, (biggish) pocket or even a handbag!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    JBmummy

    Written in such a compelling way that appeals to both novice and old-hand. An incredibly informative book that has truly changed the way I look at the skies. Easily understood; I’m sure I’ll be returning to this book as a reference point time and time again.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pauline Gloynes

    A very informative and interesting read, great illustrations and photos and excellent reference book. An essential buy for anyone who has ever been interested or challenged by the British weather. Highly recommended.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Turnnidge

    This well written book give a real feel for what the sky is telling you. I have only had it for a couple of hours and I have already been annoying the wife by telling here what the clouds outside are saying. The book will defiantly take pride of place in the book shelf on my boat, thank you Oliver.

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