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The Met Office’s Weather Observations Website (WOW) is a rich source of weather data for locations in the UK and worldwide. 

Here  are some lesson resources which can be used in conjunction with the data:



Using data to record and interpret the weather.


A simple and effective lesson plan which uses WOW data to identify Urban Heat Islands. The supporting PowerPoint presentations can be found here and here.

Using weather data to investigate whether sports events can go ahead


Using WOW data to investigate a depression passing across the UK with worksheets for students

Use WOW data to track a cold front across the UK and work out its speed.

Using WOW data to investigate the effects of different air masses on UK weather teachers notes with worksheets for students.

Met Office resource looking at correlation between classroom behaviour and weather with student worksheet and answers for teachers. Note the appearance of WOW has changed a little since this resource was written, but the St Athan data can be found by typing St-Athan or 3034 into the search box

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