This book is exactly what I was looking for. It is aimed at giving you a clearer understanding of what the coming weather will be. It has handy rules which the lay person can understand. It starts simple and builds up and there is subtle repetition of key information which helps you to remember. If you want to learn how to intepret the surface charts in more detail for your area, or if you want to get an idea of the coming weather from the clouds and the wind this will be good for you. The book is quite detailed but is not exhaustive, it is for beginner/intermediate.