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.
Here at OpenLearn, we have compiled a great range of resources to accompany the series. You can:
- Order your free wild weather poster
- Create and share your own wild weather kitchen experiments by watching these videos
- Try a short course on weather - produced in partnership with the Royal Meteorological Society
- Take it further by seeing what The Open University has to offer
We're delighted to announce that Wild Weather won the script award at the Wildscreen Panda Awards for 2016.
The programme was first broadcast from 1st December 2014. For further broadcast details, and to watch online where available, please visit the BBC website.
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- The support of an expert learning adviser who can clarify study materials, answer questions and help you relate the course to your specific needs.
- An online interactive quiz that you can attempt as many times as you wish to help you test your own learning.
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