The collection of articles for the spring and summer outdoor season

The collection of articles for the spring and summer outdoor season


It is the first day of March on the calendar — the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, followed sooner or later by astronomical seasons. After six fall and winter months of darkness, snow, and cold (no, even very cold) weather, the same period of lighter, drier, and warmer weather awaits us.

For some outdoor enthusiasts, this means checking the forecast less often — there are no more uncomfortable conditions. However, do not rush to remove your weather app. Spring and summer have their own meteorological features that you should not forget: the sea may be too calm for yachting, the temperature — too hot for hiking and biking, and the like. In June the hurricane season in the US traditionally starts. Besides, bad weather happens during this period as well.

Either way, it doesn't matter if you're a hater of spring and summer or a fan. To help you get ready for the new warmer outdoor season and make it a successful one, in this post we have collected a dozen thematic articles about meteorology and some spring-summer sports, as well as some helpful guides on how to use it all in the

(If you are from the southern hemisphere, you have it the other way around, so read th Collection of articles for the fall and winter outdoor season.)


What causes heat waves

What is feels like temperature and why it is different

The bicycle riding temperature: hot, cold and ideal

What is Heat Index chart and how to use it for your outdoor activities

Why does the atmosphere heat up from the ground

Cold fronts and warm weather fronts

The collection of articles about air temperature forecasting

The cold breath of global warming


How the monsoon rains affect people

Find out the chance of rain (%) on the site

How do we measure precipitation and what does a chance of rain mean

The collection of articles about precipitation forecasting

Why is there fog in the mountains

How to make rain. Yes, it is really possible


What is breeze wind and how it works

How to read wind forecast to get better outdoor experience

The collection of articles about wind forecasting


Why humid air is lighter than dry air


What is a thunderstorm and how dangerous it is

What are hurricanes and when is their season

Learn to read the Fujita scale for rating tornados

The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale — the key to hurricanes

Learn to measure wind speed by the Beaufort scale

What is sandstorm and how dangerous is it

Geomagnetic storms of the Earth's magnetic field


Explore the different types of clouds

What are cloud levels and how else do we measure clouds

Air quality

How to read the Air Quality Index map


How the temperature changes in the Mediterranean Sea

Explore the different types of ocean currents

The collection of articles about tides

What is MyOcean weather model and how it actually works

Get the list of the Blue Flag beaches outside Europe

The list of great surfing spots all over the world

An updated list of great scuba diving spots all over the world

Who is a fishing guide and how to find one


Why is the sky blue. No, really why

What are mirages and where do they come from

What is the Alpenglow and how to observe it

How to read the phases of the moon


Three situations when you may need the offline weather

What is extreme weather and how it relates to climate change

The main types of weather warnings and how to read them

How to use weather history for better weather forecasting

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Learn more about the nature of fall and winter weather events in the Meteorological Textbook (WMT) and newsletter for better weather forecasting.

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Text: Ivan Kuznetsov

Cover photo: Andrew Charney / Unsplash

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