Informal Courses

If you would just like to learn more about the weather and climate, without needing a formal qualification, the following courses may be of interest. 

The University of Reading is offering online classes in Meteorology and Climate in:

  • Fundamentals of Meteorology (October to December 2024)
  • Statistics for Weather and Climate Science (October to December 2024)
  • Tropical Meteorology (January to March 2025)
  • Climate Services and Climate Impact Modelling (April to May 2025)

The courses are suitable for professional meteorologists, consultants, STEM students, graduates, academics seeking to improve their range of skills and knowledge and keen amateurs.

All details are at:

Competitive scholarships for 80% of the fee are available for people from low income countries.

Are you an RMetS member? There is a 10% discount on course fees for existing members.

1. Come Rain or Shine

Our free, online introductory weather course.


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Weather Courses for Sailors

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Weather Courses for Industry

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These introductory courses are tailored towards students who are just starting out in atmospheric science or who would value the opportunity to broaden background skills and knowledge.