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In this modern age virtually nobody knows how to read the weather accurately without the use of a TV weatherman or their weather app giving them hour by hour updates and readings showing the weather weeks in advance.

In current circumstances, that suits us perfectly, and if we want to plan a picnic or a day out at the beach then we just have to use technology to find out exactly what we need to know, right down to the local wind speed and humidity.

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So what would happen if an EMP or some other disaster knocked out power across the UK and permanently disabled satellites which are used to predict the weather? It’s clear that everyone would be pretty much clueless as to what the weather would be like later that afternoon, let alone in a week’s time.

There are a number of reasons that preppers should learn to understand what the weather will be like from day to day if we are in a survival situation. After all, nobody wants to plan a 30 mile hike across the countryside to get to your bug out location only to be hit with the tail end of a hurricane a few miles in.

Similarly, if you know that hot weather is on the way, you can make the effort to collect more water in advance to drink and for your survival garden.

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As we have relied on weathermen and apps for so long, we have forgotten the tricks used for centuries beforehand when it comes to weather prediction. You might not have realised that you can use a variety of natural signs instead to read the weather.

The sun, wind, clouds and sky patterns can all give an insight into what the weather will be like in both the short and long term.

In the articles below you will find lots of useful information to boost your meteorology skills, and be prepared for any kind of weather event that comes your way, learning how to stay warm in winter, and how you can tune into nature once again to predict the weather.

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