The Cambridge Guide to the weather is a practical guide to observing, measuring and understanding the weather. The book is aimed at all those who enjoy nature, such as sailors, hikers, climbers and birdwatchers, and is also useful as a tool for planning vacations around the world, with handy climate guides and statistics from country to country, as well as with detailed Explanations of global weather patterns. Instructions for the measurement and recording of the weather as well as handy tips for the interpretation of weather signs are also included. In addition, this book provides a detailed, factual and balanced presentation of the impact of environmental issues currently in the headlines, such as global warming and depletion of the ozone layer, as well as the impact of El Niño and other Phenomena on the world weather patterns. Packed with color photos and satellite imagery, the text is also illustrated with artworks, maps, charts and graphs.