About the authors
The original author of most of the material here, Martin Rowley, was an employee of the UK Meteorological Office (now known simply as 'the Met Office'), but has now retired. He has now also retired from maintaining this FAQ, and this web site was started in 2007 to hopefully carry on his good work.
A number of other knowledgeable folk have also contributed to the information here, for this I am very grateful.
Note that the current maintainer, while having a strong interest in the weather, is by no means a meteorological expert! He relies completely on input from the many experts on the uk.sci.weather newsgroup.
Steve Loft 24th January 2008