Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Print

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.

Latest from the blog

snow

When will it snow?

What are the requirements for snow? There are three main requirements for snow, these are: MoistureThere must be water vapour in the air for clouds

Read More

Teaching resources

BACK TO TOP