Weather circles

A weather circle showing 12 degrees centigrade, six oktas cloud cover, 25 knot wind speed, and south-west wind direction.

Examine the weather circle and chart below and make sure you know the symbols and what they mean.

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Question

Study the weather station circles for Lerwick and Land's End. Describe, in detail, the weather conditions experienced on 5 January 2010 at both locations.

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Lerwick. Rain shower, low temperatures (6°C), cloudy skies (4 oktas), with high winds (40 knots) from the west, south-west.

Land's End. Drizzle, warmer temperatures (12°C), cloudy skies (8 oktas) with lighter winds (15 knots) from the south-west.