If you are fascinated by weather, it could mean that you enjoy observing it and getting useful information regarding it. Then, perhaps it’s time to learn how you can get started in forecasting weather and enjoy the many benefits of this skill. For starters you don’t need to have a degree in meteorology, but you could do with one in statistical analysis. That will be more useful. So in this article, we tell you how you can start with your own weather forecasting.
For many people weather forecasting is more than just a mere hobby. Its passion and one they work on with tremendous zeal and determination. If you are interested in everything related to weather, like tracking storms, predicting tomorrow’s weather, understanding the causes for weather patterns like cyclones, typhoons, etc, you may want to do extensive research both offline and online and learn as much about weather as possible. Of course pursuing a degree in meteorology is the most obvious thing to do.
For those of you who have often heard the ‘meteorology’ but not been quite sure what it means, meteorology is defined as the study of the atmosphere as well as the weather, which is caused due to the movement of air on the surface of the earth. Using information and data collected from various places such as land, water, and atmosphere, the weather experts analyze, conclude and predict the weather conditions. Of course, nowadays, meteorologists use modern technology to aid them in this task. The use of computers, software, mathematics, radars, special satellites and other wireless equipment only ensure that the forecasting weather exercise becomes more accurate, while climatic conditions and patterns offer more clarity. Such technological advancements have helped us be warned about impending cyclones, typhoons, storms and other dangerous of weather.
If you a keen amateur meteorology, we suggest you sign up for a short course in meteorology. In any case, today you can also apply for online courses in this subject and broaden your knowledge. Good understanding of physics, mathematics, chemistry and geography are a must. There are many options as far as degrees are concerned. Whether you want a bachelor’s degree or a master’s you will find many choices and many colleges offering you excellent courses on not just forecasting weather, but also other environment related topics. Some of the latest and more in demand courses are global warming, climate change, ecology, and oceanography.
Not only does a meteorologist have good career options, he can also work as a consultant to contractors, government or private agencies. As a meteorologist you will have the onus of providing your experience as well as knowledge to those who need them and serve your country as well as the world. You will play an important part in ensuring that the world is a safer place to live and prepared for the worst that nature can throw at her. So, if you want to be a hero…this is what you should be doing.