Presentation on theme: "STANDARD GRADE WEATHER SYMBOLS"— Presentation transcript:
1 STANDARD GRADE WEATHER SYMBOLS John Smith Invergordon AcademyMalcolm McDonald Bathgate Academy
2 HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? (1) TV & NEWSPAPER WEATHER SYMBOLS
3 TYPICAL MEDIA WEATHER MAP Look at the symbols.What weather does Eastern England have?What is the weather like inNorthern Scotland ?
4 HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? Present weatherMistFogThunderDrizzleRainSnowShowerHeavyrainHeavysnowHailThe shower symbol can be combined with others….Rain showerHail showerSnow showerTemperature is shown at the top left of the circleDrizzlePresent weather is shown by the symbol at the bottom left of the circle
5 HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? Wind direction and wind speedWind direction is shown by a line leadinginto the station circle.This symbol shows that the wind blew into the station circle from the eastThe speed is shown by a series of “feathers”A circle round the station shows that there was no wind : calm
7 FRONTS ON WEATHER MAPSWarm 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.