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Will it snow?

As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, the question of whether or not it will snow, and whether we’ll get a white Christmas becomes important – and a great way to revise some weather processes.

Image courtesy of the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station

Have a look at our resource investigating what weather conditions are required for snow, with some ideas for classroom activities Will it Snow?. You may also like to read the Dreaming of a White Christmas article on the MetMatters site.

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Ophelia: teaching resources

We’ve pulled together some resources about ex-hurricane Ophelia, bringing together information about tropical cyclones, depressions, anticyclones and air masses to explore the extremely unusual weather we experienced in mid-October.

Ophelia PowerPoint

Further information is available in this article from Geography Review.

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Blown away: the physical facts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Philip Monk, a teacher who has worked with the Society on a few projects, has written this useful and timely summary of hurricanes Harvey and Irma for the Geographical Association’s Teaching Geography magazine, which they have kindly let us reproduce here.

Read the article here.

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The weather of 2013/ 2014

The Geographical Association have put together a useful set of background information and teaching resources focussing on the storms of 2013/ 2014. You can find them at http://geography.org.uk/resources/2014ukfloods/

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