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Clouds, radiation and sun cream

August 24th, 2015 : 08:30 AM

By Mark Fielding The summer holidays are still with us, and no doubt many of us have spent time lying on a beach, drink in hand, topping up our tans. However, if your skin is as pasty-white as mine, no … Continue reading

Summer 2015 in Reading – the story so far

August 17th, 2015 : 09:41 AM

By Roger Brugge Now that we are half-way through August, the nights are getting longer and a Bank Holiday approaches, I thought it would be a good moment to take a preliminary look back on the summer of 2015 in … Continue reading

The hard task of understanding forecast errors

July 27th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Oscar Martínez-Alvarado For the past few months I have been thinking about differences between what the forecasts predict and what happens in reality and trying to understand how and why forecast errors develop. These questions might seem simple, but are … Continue reading


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One hundred years of Reading weather