The Royal Meteorological Society ran a very successful event for all those with an interest in clouds in October 2019. Speakers at the meeting explored the beauty of clouds and their importance to us and looked at the history behind the naming of the clouds, how artists grapple with capturing their grandeur and what clouds can tell us about future weather conditions.
Weather Photographer of the Year 2019
The winners of the 2019 Weather Photographer of the Year competition were announced and delegates were given a chance to browse a display of the shortlisted images.
On Cloud Nine - exploring clouds
The Society is very grateful to all the speakers at the event, which included Dr. Richard Hamblyn, Aisling Creevey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Samantha Ellis and Professor John Thornes and you can have a look at some of their presentations on the event page.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, provided a video presentation on ‘Cloud spotting for beginners’ as part of the event. He gave an illustrated tour of the sky including how to recognise many of the varied and beautiful cloud formations from the fair-weather cotton tufts of Cumulus to the UFO shapes of lenticularis clouds and the surreal undulations of fluctus clouds.
Keep an eye on the Society’s website for information about the 2020 WeatherLive event!