Passage of a Depression

We are delighted to have worked together with Fuzzy Duck to produce this animation (which will be interactive shortly) showing the cloud, wind, rainfall, temperature and pressure associated with the passage of a depression. Find the animation and an associated worksheet here .

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…

In Depth – The Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect As air blows from high to low pressure in the atmosphere, the Coriolis force diverts the air so that it follows the pressure contours. In the Northern Hemisphere, this means that air is blown around low pressure in an anticlockwise direction and around high pressure in a clockwise direction. Think about a person…

In Depth – Understanding Weather (Met Office)

Understanding weather Air masses Atmosphere Clouds El Niño and La Niña High pressure or anticyclone Low pressure or depression Temperature differences Weather fronts Weather systems Wind Air masses Air masses are parcels of air that bring distinctive weather features to the country. An air mass is a body or ‘mass’ of air in which changes…

Anticyclones, depressions and fronts

LESSON PLAN: Introduction to Anticyclones, Depressions and Fronts Key Stage 4 – GCSE Subject Geography Length 1 lesson Teaching Objectives/Learning Outcomes By the end of the lesson, pupils will know and understand: Characteristics of depressions and fronts and the sequence of associated weather Characteristics of anticyclones and the contrast between those in summer and in…

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….

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…