Presentation on theme: "STANDARD GRADE WEATHER SYMBOLS John Smith Invergordon Academy Malcolm McDonald Bathgate Academy."— Presentation transcript:
STANDARD GRADE WEATHER SYMBOLS John Smith Invergordon Academy Malcolm McDonald Bathgate Academy
HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? (1) TV & NEWSPAPER WEATHER SYMBOLS
TYPICAL MEDIA WEATHER MAP Look at the symbols. What weather does Eastern England have? What is the weather like in Northern Scotland ?
HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? Present weather MistFogThunderDrizzleRainSnow Hail Shower The shower symbol can be combined with others…. Rain shower Hail shower Snow shower Heavy rain Heavy snow Drizzle Present weather is shown by the symbol at the bottom left of the circle Temperature is shown at the top left of the circle
HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? Wind direction and wind speed Wind direction is shown by a line leading into the station circle. This symbol shows that the wind blew into the station circle from the east A circle round the station shows that there was no wind : calm The speed is shown by a series of feathers
FRONTS ON WEATHER MAPS Warm fronts are shown by the following symbol. Cold fronts are shown by the following symbol. There is a third type of front that we will study later – the OCCLUDED front. They are shown by the following symbol.