How Pilots Keep You Safe and Comfortable During Inclement Weather

The weather plays a big part in how smooth your flight experience is. It has an effect on how bumpy it is and also how likely it is to depart and arrive on time. In my previous article, I discussed how the earth’s atmosphere and the wind can impact your journey — but those aren’t the only things that can alter a flight.

Thunderstorms are probably the most dramatic weather phenomena going. They can turn day into night and dump more rain and hail in a few minutes than you might expect to see in a week. Whilst big thunderstorms are not that frequent in the UK, travel to the USA or the tropics and you’ll see some really impressive examples.

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