The WEATHER can change in minutes, hour to hour, day to day, week to week, and season to season. Weather is described by the outside temperature (degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit), precipitation (rain, hail or snow), humidity (vapour in the air – not actual droplets of water), and the winds (direction and strength).
We often describe our daily and weekly weather using words or symbols to explain the temperature: cold, warm, hot, as well as type of weather: Dry weather is sunny; Wet weather includes: rain, sleet , showers, snow, which all range from being light to heavy; Cloud cover is described as cloudy, grey clouds, partial clouds, overcast; Snow can include descriptions of light to heavy sleet, hail, or snow; Wind is described by its direction it blows based on the points of a compass, such as the wind blowing northerly, southerly, easterly or westerly. The wind speed can be measured in knots, Beaufort, metres per second and kilometres per second.
We also use words such as flooding, blizzards, heatwave and brightness to describe the effects of the weather. Seasonal weather changes are due to the Earth’s rotation around the sun.
ACTIVITY AND WORKSHEET: Observing the Weather Forecast in Ireland Collage
o Matching the different types of symbols that are used to describe the weather in Ireland
o Using an app or website investigate the weather forecast for today and the week ahead
o Create a collage of a weather forecast
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