FutureLearn Come Rain or Shine

The Royal Meteorological Society is delighted to be working together with the University of Reading on a FutureLearn course, called “Come Rain or Shine”.

Since 2016 over 20,000 participants have signed up to the course. The next run begins on 18th June and runs for 8 weeks, with online support available during the first 3 weeks.

The Royal Meteorological Society is the Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate. Our mission is 'to promote meteorology as a science, profession and interest'. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the weather and climate. 

Use the hashtag #FLrainorshine to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course. 


Register for the course now


***Special Offer for 'Come Rain or Shine' FutureLearn course participants

Want to join a community of like-minded weather enthusiasts? The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) are offering Learn About Weather participants 50% off membership fees for 2018.  The RMetS membership runs annually, from January to December. Joining the RMetS gives you access to all the membership benefits, including online access to Weather, the ‘house journal’ of the RMetS (both past and future issues), which can access online or via an App.  The discounted fees (for an Associate Fellow) are just £41 giving you membership until 31st December 2018.

In order to take up this offer please contact membership@rmets.org quoting 'Come Rain or Shine' offer.

As an Amateur and Weather Enthusiast, there are several additional benefits and opportunities available by being a member of the Royal Meteorological Society:

  • Enhance your knowledge by attending RMetS meetings - there's no need to travel to our National Meetings as members can listen live remotely online
  • Share your passion of meteorology with others at WeatherLive on 4th November which includes sessions on photography - members of the Society save 15% off normal registration fees
  • Receive our monthly e-newsletter with updates on Society news, our latest projects and upcoming events
  • Access speaker presentations following national meetings
  • Up to 50% off charged meetings
  • Discount on items in the Society's shop

Join the Society


  • Events

  • Amateurs & Enthusiasts

    There are several benefits and opportunities available by being a member of the Society
    Amateurs & Enthusiasts
  • Benefits of Membership

    There are a whole range of benefits when you become a member of the society
    Benefits of Membership
  • Conferences

    We will be running 3 conferences in 2017. More details coming soon.
  • theWeather Club

    theWeather Club
  • Education

    The Society provides teaching resources, fieldwork advice and careers information for teachers and students.
  • Local Centres

    Local Centres
  • Photo Competition

    Weather Photographer of the Year competition
    Photo Competition
  • Geoff's Guides

    Geoff Jenkins has 10 different guides to weather observations, and are free to download
    Geoff's Guides