Great spread of the Extraordinary Weather book in today’s Metro.
Extraordinary Weather book shows stunning photos of extreme sights
Snowdrifts as tall as a telegraph pole and cars encrusted in impenetrable ice – these are just some of the examples of unenviable extreme weather showcased in a glossy new book exploiting Britain’s national obsession.
Met office researchers have also captured shimmering ‘seas’ of orange sunrise clouds, a double lightning strike in Florida, and a rare ‘double rainbow’ above Northumberland.
By contrast, a man can be seen going face-to-pylon with a telegraph pole submerged in snow, during a North Dakota snowdrift in March 1966.
Photographer Bill Koch said: ‘I believe there is a train under here somewhere.’
A dust storm is shown looming over the small Texas town of Stratford, as is a huge plume of smoke rising above Idaho. The images are collected in Extraordinary Weather, published now by the Met Office and science author Richard Hamblyn.
Rob Varley, the Met Office’s operations and service director, said: ‘As the striking photographs in this book attest, the weather in all its guises equally fascinates people around the world.’