In this month's episode the Mostly Weather team tackle the first step of the forecast process - observations
Episode 6 of the Mostly Weather podcast marks the beginning of a three part series, which will take you through the weather forecasting process from start to finish.
The 'How a Weather Forecast Works' series starts with this episode, looking at how observations of weather are taken and how they feed into the start of the forecast process. Next month's episode will go into more detail on how we actually generate a weather forecast, with the series ending with a look at how the finished forecasts are communicated.
In the observations episode, regular podcasters Doug McNeall, Niall Robinson and Claire Witham are joined by ex-observer and current Met Office Observations based research scientist Jeff Norwood-Brown - to delve into a wealth of interesting facts and statistics, including:-
Lewis Fry Richardson - 'How to observe the wind by shooting spheres updwards'
An example of a message in a bottle
Campbell Stokes sunshine recorder
Last updated: 1 April 2016