Characteristics of world weather and climate

Weather Information

Weather describes the condition of the atmosphere over a short period of time e.g. from day to day or week to week, while climate describes average conditions over a longer period of time.

Factors That Influence Weather

Factors That Influence Weather

There are many factor that influence weather, many of which we cannot see.

Weather Fronts

Weather Fronts

A cold weather front is defined as the changeover region where a cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass.

Weather Facts

Weather Facts

Hot and Cold weather facts. Wet and Dry facts about weather

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Hurricanes and their counterparts in other places (typhoons near Japan and cyclones off India and Australia)

Lightning

Lightning

Lightning strikes the surface of our planet about 100 times every second. Each flash of lightning contains over one billion volts

Acid Rain

Acid Rain

Acid rain is caused when acid gases rise into the sky and mix with the clouds, this causes the clouds ‘absorb’ the acid gasses

Tornadoes

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth; violently rotating columns of air exceed 100 mph

Gale Force Winds

Gale Force Winds

Weather is one of the most powerful forces on this planet, and one of the most powerful weather systems

Gale Warning

The weather can be crazy at times. In many areas of the United States, the weather can get incredibly unpredictable

Welcome to Chicago

10 Windiest Cities

It is well-known that Chicago is called ‘The Windy City’. The third most populous city in the United States

National Weather Service

Hurricane Local Statement

During a hurricane, the local National Weather Service will release a statement that details key information

People often confuse climate and weather - the two really are quite different.