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To predict the weather, a range of data about the Earth's atmosphere is needed. Data is collected at stationary and mobile weather stations around the world.
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16 March 2007

Classroom Ideas

Students could be given a pre-formatted spider diagram showing the eight main features of the weather which can be recorded (temperature, air pressure, precipitation, cloud type, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, and visibility) and add notes to outline the impact that variations in these can have on life in the UK (e.g. excessive rainfall leads to flooding, poor visibility makes travelling difficult or even dangerous).

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