Learn About Weather is an exciting course that we piloted last September. The course will run over four weeks, with a few hours of learning per week. Weeks one to three cover the basics of weather, starting with the big picture, moving on to synoptic charts, air masses, fronts, wind and clouds.

Then at week four, we put that theory into practice by looking at some leisure activities that can be impacted by the weather.

Are you a gardener? Alongside the Royal Horticultural Society, we’ll be offering expert advice on how to make the most of the weather, ways to garden in an environmentally friendly way and how you can adapt your garden to the changing climate.

Perhaps you’re a photographer? The weather can have big impacts on outdoor photography, and along with experts at the Royal Photographic Society, we can help you understand the weather and how it might impact your photographs.

Maybe you’re a walker? Being out in all weathers is part of the fun, but we’ll make sure you understand the dangers and implications of hazardous weather, and find out how to make the best of the weather forecast.

The course starts on 6 August 2018, but you can find out more and sign up now. It’s free, and no prior knowledge is required.

Don't worry if you miss the 6 August start - you can join the course after this point (although the later you leave it the less you will be able to take advantage of the live discussion and guidance available!).

To sign up or see more information on the course visit www.futurelearn.com/courses/learn-about-weather. On Twitter use the hashtag #FLLearnAboutWeather

The University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.

Royal Meteorological Society

The Royal Meteorological Society is the Professional and Learned Society for Weather and Climate. The Society serves not only those in academia and professional meteorologists, but also those whose work is affected in some way or other by the weather or climate, or simply have a general interest in the weather.  The membership includes scientists, practitioners and a broad range of weather enthusiasts. The RMetS mission statement is ‘to promote meteorology as a science, profession and interest.’

For more information about RMetS please visit www.rmets.org

Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join  

Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society is a registered charity with the aims of promoting photography and supporting photographers. The Society was established in 1853 and has over 11,000 members in the UK and abroad. It is the UK’s leading photography organisation, realising its aims through workshops and courses, competitions and touring exhibitions, a distinctions and qualifications programme, and an annual awards ceremony. It holds over 500 events each year. The Society also acts in an advocacy role to the media for photography and the interests of photographers.