OU on the BBC: Wild Weather with Richard Hammond ARCHIVE

Updated Wednesday 19th November 2014

Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather.

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Richard Hammond standing in front of the sky Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC About the series

Weather is one of the most awe inspiring forces on earth. It’s capable of both devastating power and spectacular beauty. Where ever you are on the planet, weather shapes your world. Yet how it works remains a mystery for most of us.

In this series Richard Hammond gets right in amid weather to discover the unexplained and the unexpected, the unbelievable and the just plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather.

View the episode guides below to find out more.

Here at OpenLearn, we have compiled a great range of resources to accompany the series. You can:

You can watch the programme on Monday at 9pm on BBC One, starting from 1st December 2014. For more information about the series, visit the BBC website. 

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