Anyone for Weather Games?

The BBC has created some entertaining games which will help you learn about the weather and you can try them out here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/multimedia/games/

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What’s the weather like in…?

Here is an interesting website where you can see weather station data for different locations in theUK:

http://weather.atomwide.com/Default.aspx

How do tornadoes form?

A great little animation that shows how tornadoes happen:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5328524.stm

What do warm and cold fronts look like animated?

Really useful animations showing what happens at warm and cold fronts:

http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es2002/es2002page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization

Where’s the rain?

Use the Meteorological Office’s radar to see where it’s raining and see if you’re going to get wet!

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/

How does global weather vary annually?

A great site to play with and discover general changes in global weather in an average year:

http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupDownloadFile.asp?File=39957

How do they know when to grit the roads?

This webpage shows that there is quite a lot of technology involved in a simple act, such as gritting the roads.

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7169361.stm