Weather Explore this journal > Explore this journal > Volume 66, Issue 5 May 2011 Page 129 Previous article in issue: March 2011 Very dry and sunny, frequent warm days and cold nights Previous article in issue: March 2011 Very dry and sunny, frequent warm days and cold nights Next article in issue: The Rumanian flood disaster of May 1970 Next article in issue: The Rumanian flood disaster of May 1970 View issue TOC Special Issue: Sixty five Years of Weather PhotographsWeather covers through the yearsFirst published: 26 April 2011Full publication historyDOI: 10.1002/wea.797 View/save citationCited by (CrossRef): 0 articles Check for updates Citation tools Set citation alert Citing literature Enhanced PDFStandard PDF (694.4 KB) Figure 1. Open FigureDownload Powerpoint slideThe cover of the first issue of Weather, published in May 1946. It featured a photograph by Flt. Lt. G. J. Jefferson of a towering cumulus cloud.Figure 2. Open FigureDownload Powerpoint slideEarly covers were in black and white, or in a single colour as in this example from 1964. The first cover picture in full colour was in July 1961 but full colour was not used consistently until 1966.Figure 3. Open FigureDownload Powerpoint slideSatellite and radar images have featured occasionally on the cover since 1967 and 1974, respectively. This is a geostationary satellite image of the whole Earth, taken by NASA's ATS-3 satellite.Figure 4. Open FigureDownload Powerpoint slidePhotographs have appeared on most covers, but some covers have used artwork and illustrations: this one, in November 1982, illustrated the Beaufort scale as depicted on an Edwardian glass slide.Figure 5. Open FigureDownload Powerpoint slideThis example, from 1986, is typical of the cover format from 1984 to 1999, the image being full size and in full colour. The Tower of the Winds logo appeared at top left from 2000 to 2003.Figure 6. Open FigureDownload Powerpoint slideIn 2004 the magazine was enlarged to A4 size. The January 2004 cover, showing a photograph by Stephen Burt, saw first use of a new RMetS logo to replace the Tower of the Winds.