What Does Rain Smell Like?

Discover the fascinating answers to the most curious weather questions from two expert meteorologists

Simon King, Clare Nasir
NZD $22.99

100 fascinating questions on the wild ways of the weather.

'Clear, succinct and engaging answers to every question you could ask about the weather.' - Gavin Pretor-Pinney, author of The Cloudspotter's Guide

Why doesn't rain fall all at once?

Can technology change the track of a hurricane?
What's the weather like on other planets?


Meteorologists Simon King and Clare Nasir reveal the captivating ways the weather works, from exploring incredible weather phenomenon (how are rainbows formed?), expertly breaking down our knowledge of the elements (could we harness the power of lightning?) to explaining the significance of weather in history (has the weather ever started a war?) and discussing the future of weather (could climate modification save the planet?).

In What Does Rain Smell Like? Simon and Clare uncover the thrilling science behind a subject that affects us all. They unearth and analyse all aspects of the weather and how it changes our lives through answering our most curious questions about the world around us.

Author bio:

Simon King is a meteorologist and currently presents the weather on BBC TV news, radio and online. He created, produced and co-presented the BBC podcast Under the Weather with Clare Nasir. Simon was previously an operational meteorologist for the Met Office and part of a specialist forecasting unit with the Royal Air Force. Having trained as an RAF reserve officer, he was deployed with the military on operations to the Middle East where he provided crucial weather data and forecasts. He has a postgraduate and undergraduate degree in Meteorology from the University of Reading and is a self-confessed weather nut!

Clare Nasir is a Met Office trained Meteorologist with a BSc in Maths and MSc in Oceanography. She is currently the Channel 5 News weather anchor and also produces and presents the Met Office podcasts. Clare has over 20 years of experience in weather forecasting; operationally and in the media and regularly contributes to weather and climate TV documentaries. She co-presented the acclaimed documentary series Fierce Earth for CBBC and has four children books published.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781788702898
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: 535
Pub Date: January 2022
Page Extent: 352
Format: Book
Subject: Earth sciences