Is there nothing we Brits like to discuss more than the weather? Is the summer going to be a washout? Will is snow this Christmas? Although we're not meteorologists, we like to think we know a thing or two about what makes the weather systems that play such an important role in our daily lives. And knowing the weather isn't just about whether we should take a brolly out with us in the morning, it can help the agricultural industry plan their schedules, the power industry forecast how much solar power they will produce, or whether we can expect dreaded leaves on the line. The science of weather continues to fascinate us as much as the safety in knowing we will always have something to talk about.

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