where we hope you learn about the fascinating weather that affects us day to day. This is a great learning resource for parents and teachers.
The next time you feel annoyed because it is raining, again, just think what life would be like if there were no rain. No grass, no flowers, no trees, no birds, no bees, no life.Read More
We can feel if it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or windy. What we cannot feel is the pressure of the atmosphere. The earth’s atmosphere is the layer of gases which surrounds the earth. We usually just refer to this as air.Read More
Climate is a country’s normal weather over a long period of time. By climate we mean a country’s rain and sunshine, winds, storms and everything else that makes up the weather.Read More
Lightning is a very bright flash of electricity that happens in a thunderstorm.
The flash is actually a spark that crosses the gap between two clouds or between a cloud and the earth.
The spark is caused by a negative charge of electricity in the clouds meeting a positive charge of electricity in the falling raindrops.Read More
Clouds are made by a system of evaporation and condensation.
In the air there is a certain amount of water vapour, which you cannot see. When water in a kettle boils it begins to evaporate, which means that it turns into steam and is absorbed into the air. If you hold a cold plate above the steam as it is coming out of the kettle, the steam condenses and turns back into water.Read More