Depressions, Anticyclones and Fronts

Passage of a Depression – interactive animation Worksheet to accompany the animation. For 11-14 Cold and Warm fronts activities for differentiation and revision Finding weather features on a synoptic chart Red sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight worksheet and Teacher’s Notes – a resource looking at how our prevailing wind direction means this saying is largely…

Will it Snow?

Will it snow? The best way to find out is to look at the weather forecast charts (in the charts and data menu) at http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=nwdc;sess=and select ‘HGT 500-1000’ from the ‘select chart type’ menuIf the 528dam line is South of where you are, and there is a forecast of precipitation, then that precipitation is likely…

Synoptic

Synoptic weather charts The figure below shows the synoptic pressure chart at midnight on Wednesday, 17 May. 1. Name the pressure feature running from the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) south to the Adriatic Sea. 2. What is the name of the pressure feature extending south from Iceland into Scotland, Wales and England? 3….

Isotherms

Isotherms The figure below is a map of isotherms, showing the average mean temperatures for January over the UK, based on average values for 1961–90. 1. Explain the reasons why Newquay is warmer than Ayr in January. 2. With reference to the Environmental Lapse Rate, outline why temperatures at Okehampton are lower than at Newquay….

Student Charts

Interpreting weather charts for Key Stage 4 IntroductionWeather systemsFrontsRelationship between isobars and windUnderstanding station plots on a weather mapPlotting a station plot Introduction Weather charts consist of curved lines drawn on a geographical map in such a way as to indicate weather features. These features are best shown by charts of atmospheric pressure, which consist…

Weather Systems

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Understand the characteristics of depressions and fronts and the sequence of associated weather Understand the characteristics of anticyclones and the contrast between those in summer and in winter. Part A – Anticyclones and Depressions Part B – Fronts Part C – Life cycle of…

Weather Charts

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Understand isobars and their relationship with wind speed Identify various pressure systems and fronts on a weather chart Interpret and produce plotted weather symbols. Part A – Isobars, pressure and wind Part B – Identifying pressure systems and fronts Part C – Plotted weather…

Shipping Forecast

Guide to shipping forecasts This is a brief guide to the main terms used in the shipping forecasts that are broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and also as a reference to the main shipping areas (known as the coastal waters) surrounding the British Isles. Shipping bulletin Weather bulletins for shipping are broadcast daily on BBC Radio…