The weather forecasting activity has an introductory session which will teach you the basics of weather forecasting.  Each morning you will see and participate in a forecast from an expert meteorologist and cover a new area of forecasting theory.

By the end of the course students will:

  1. Develop a basic understanding of applied synoptic meteorology, sufficient to understand current weather as observed and experienced on a field measurement project;
  2. Learn how to interpret synoptic analysis meteorological charts and to relate them current weather observations;
  3. Gain a basic understanding of how observations and models are combined to produce numerical weather predictions;
  4. Gain experience in interpreting numerical weather prediction products from a range of sources and to interpret them in terms of expected weather at a particular location;
  5. Learn how to use current and recent observations, including satellite and radar images, to enhance the interpretation of numerical weather predictions;
  6. Gain practical experience of producing weather forecasts for the next several days using numerical weather prediction products and observations;
  7. Gain practical experience of evaluating the accuracy of the previous day's weather forecast using observations and new analysis charts.