CPD Teaching

Top 10 ideas for weather teaching

Find our favourite ideas for teaching weather at all levels here.

Fieldwork Microclimates Teaching

Top ten ideas for weather fieldwork

We’ve put together our top 10 (ish) ideas for simple, fun weather fieldwork. You can find them here.

Heatwave Weather

Striking recent urban heat island

Last weekend provided a nice example of the conditions needed for an Urban Heat Island to develop. On a clear calm night (23/24 April 2015) temperatures at rural Sonning Common fell to 1⁰C, whereas the minimum 7km away in Reading city centre was 7⁰C, an urban heat island (UHI) effect of 6⁰C. The next night (24/25 April) was cloudy and windy; rural minimum temperatures were some 10 degC warmer than previous night, with a UHI effect of only about 1⁰C.

You can find some idea about how to use WOW data with a class to study local Urban Heat Islands here.