Presentation on theme: "Why is it important to understand?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Why is it important to understand? WeatherWhy is it important to understand?
2 Weather Why is it important to understand weather? Why do we need to know what the weather is like outside?Why do we need to know what the weather will be like tomorrow or the next day or the day after that?To understand a forecast?To understand a weather warning?
3 The weather affects us all The weather affects what we can or cannot do each dayThe weather determines what clothes we wear each dayThe weather can determine where we go and how we get thereCan you think of any other ways the weather affects us?
4 Knowing the weather outside Knowing the weather outside is importantWe dress in certain clothes depending what the weather is like.We plan how we will travel depending on the weatherWe plan activities outside based on the weatherWould you go swimming during a thunderstorm?
5 Planning aheadKnowing what the weather will be in the next couple of days will help you planIn order to do this, you need to look at a FORECASTA FORECAST shows us what meteorologists think the weather will be like in the upcoming hours, days and sometimes even weeks.Where can you find a FORECAST?
6 FORECASTS! You can find FORECASTS in lots of places: When you watch the news on televisionIn the newspaperOn the radioOn the internet
7 How do you read a FORECAST? There are lots of things you need to look at when looking at a FORECAST:TemperatureWhat the ‘weather conditions’ are going to beWhat the speed of the winds will beWhat the HUMIDITY will beWhen the sun will RISE and when the sun will SET
8 How do you read a FORECAST? Knowing the temperature is importantThis will determine what you wearWarm weather = shorts and a t-shirtCold weather = pants and a sweatshirtVery cold = a jacket, gloves, a warm hat and a scarfYou need to look for a temperature numberIn Canada, we use degrees CELSIUS
9 How do you read a FORECAST? “Weather Conditions” are conditions of the sky or what we might see falling from the sky…SunnyCloudyRainSnowHailSometimes it is a mixture of more than one condition
10 How do you read a FORECAST? Looking at WIND speeds can be really important if you plan on being outside for a long time.Wind speed can make the temperature feel even colder than it is.Preparing for wind is important, especially during the fall, winter and spring months.
11 How do you read a FORECAST? HUMIDITY can also make the temperature feel warmer or colder than what the temperature readsThe higher the HUMIDITY PERCENTAGE (%), the more the temperature can be affectedMost weather FORECASTS will tell you what the temperature will actually FEEL LIKE
12 How do you read a FORECAST? Knowing when the sun RISES and SETS can be important for planning your dayMaybe you are participating in an activity that needs sunlightYou need to plan your activity before the sun sets.
13 Rule of thumb: What is hot, warm, chilly, cold, really cold? HOT TemperaturesAnywhere from 25 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius is HOTWe usually see these temperatures in the summer (June, July, August)
14 Rule of thumb: What is hot, warm, chilly, cold, really cold? WARM TemperaturesAnywhere from about 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius is WARMWe usually see these temperatures in the spring and early summer (April, May, June)We can see these temperatures in the early fall (September and October)
15 Rule of thumb: What is hot, warm, chilly, cold, really cold? CHILLY TemperaturesAnywhere from 5 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius is CHILLYWe usually see these temperatures in the spring (March and April) and fall (September and October)
16 Rule of thumb: What is hot, warm, chilly, cold, really cold? COLD TemperaturesAnywhere from -7 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius is COLDWe usually see these temperatures in late fall and early winter (October, November, December)We can see these temperatures In March and April too
17 Rule of thumb: What is hot, warm, chilly, cold, really cold? REALLY COLD TemperaturesAnywhere from -7 degrees Celsius to -45 degrees Celsius is REALLY COLDWe usually see these temperatures in winter (December, January, February)