Everyone feels the effect of the weather but why, for example, was July 2009 such a cool and wet month? Most of us just say "it's the British weather." However, there was a reason, the position of the Jet Stream. Whilst some of the topics covered could be "heavy going" the book is written in a "friendly, conversational" style and succeeds in keeping the reader's attention. So don't be put off, the subjects like the Coriolis Effect and Air Pressure they are tackled here in an easy to understand manner with many diagrams, everyday examples and the occasional humour. TV weather forecasts usually include "Atlantic Charts" - but what are they and what do they mean? Here you are taken through, step by step, the important aspects. And occasionally the forecasts also show satellite images - what are they and what do they mean? Again these are explained in plain English. Topics Covered Include: - O The Jet Streams Explained O Weather Fundamentals O Weather Fronts O UK Jet Stream Profiles O How to Read Weather Charts O The Jet Stream and the UK Weather O Understanding Weather Satellite Images O How to make your own forecasts"