Presentation on theme: "What is the weather? Weather is the condition of the air around us over a short period of time (from day to day)"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is the weather?Weather is the condition of the air around us over a short period of time (from day to day)
2 The elements of weather Temperature (the amount of heat)Precipitation (water – rain, sleet, hail, snow)Wind speedWind directionCloud TypeCloud CoverVisibility (How far can you see?)
3 TemperatureThis is a measure of how hot or cold it is. We can tell this by looking at the clothes that people wear. We use a thermometer to measure temperature
4 PrecipitationWater in the air falls to the ground in one of several formsRainSnowSleetHailBut also ice and fogWe use a rain guage to measure the amount of rain that falls
5 Wind SpeedThis tells us how strong the wind is. We can get a good ideas of this by looking at smoke and trees. The Beaufort scale is used to measure wind strength or we can use an instrument called an anemometer
6 Wind directionThis is the direction from which the wind blows – it is measured by a wind vane
7 Cloud TypeClouds come in many shapes, sizes and heights.
8 Cloud CoverThis is the amount of the sky covered by cloud. It is measured in eighthsClear sky4/88/8 (Total cover)
9 VisibilityThis is the distance that can be seen. It is measured in metres.
10 What will we use to record the weather? MondayTuesdayWednesdaThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTempPrecipWind SpeedWind directionCloud TypeCloud CoverGeneral description