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What will the weather be like in 3 weeks time?

October 5th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Steve Woolnough This may seem like a silly question, and whilst weather forecasts can’t tell you if it will be raining at lunchtime three weeks from today, they may be able to tell you whether in 3 weeks it’s … Continue reading

Volcanoes as rain magnets

September 28th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Geoff Wadge When we have a very large volcanic eruption (as for example Mt Pinatubo in 1991) it gets global news coverage, not least because of its potential to perturb the climate. Whether smaller eruptions get widely noticed usually … Continue reading

Meteorology PhD theses digitised

September 21st, 2015 : 01:45 PM

By Catherine Turner The Meteorology department at Reading is internationally renowned for its research. This research includes hundreds of theses for which we regularly receive requests for copies.  As the department’s librarian, I wanted to digitise our collection of theses … Continue reading

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One hundred years of Reading weather