It’s part of human nature to discuss the weather on a daily basis, but beyond a slight drizzle or chill in the air, what do we know about the wildest weather to hit planet Earth? Extreme weather events like lightning strikes, hurricanes, monsoons and floods affect people around the world every day, so it is important to understand the science behind them to avoid death and destruction. This book looks at the most destructive natural phenomena, their impact on the environment and how humankind attempts to predict and control it. We even speak to Michael Fish about his career at the UK Met Office and that fateful storm of 1987. So take a look at the extraordinary sights to behold on Earth (and beyond)!