Dear theWeather Club e-newsletter readers,
Autumn brought us ex-hurricane Ophelia and an eerie red sky, whilst hurricanes and typhoons wreaked havoc overseas. In this issue we look at weather and retail, discuss frost protection in your garden, investigate different types of lightning and travel to Lapland. David Warrilow discusses climate change whilst Sylvia Knight describes her role as the Royal Meteorological Society’s Head of Education. But to begin with, we look at some 2017 records which were released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) this autumn.
In order to keep up with changes in the world of digital communication, to convey a wider breadth of content, and to more efficiently devote time to populating theWeather Club in order to provide you with regular features, from 2018 onwards we are going to be delivering theWeather Club e-newsletters purely online, as a webpage containing links to the interactive articles. This will allow theWeather Club members to obtain extra information, including images, links, podcasts and videos, both on a daily basis as well as via the quarterly e-newsletter.
In terms of milestones, this is the 20th issue of theWeather Club newsletter and my 10th publication as Editor. Although the style and format is changing from next year, we will continue to produce a quarterly e-newsletter and populate the website with news stories, features and multimedia offerings on a regular basis. We hope you continue to enjoy being part of theWeather Club community in 2018, and that you make theWeather Club website part of your weekly, or even daily, read.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Dr Catherine Muller
Author and Editor of tWC