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This year why not start a Weather Diary and learn all about the weather

Date Posted: 02 January 2013

Have you ever really thought about the weather?

It is happening around us all the time, 24 hours a day, every day and all around the world. We sometimes take it for granted, but it affects all our lives including what we do, how and where we live, what we eat and of course the things that we grow.
This term why not have a look at the weather in more detail, start by installing a Weather Station it is a great way of finding out more about the weather that is actually happening around you.
Why not start a Weather Diary each day recording all the many aspects of the weather: Rain, Hail, Snow, Frost, Wind, Cloud, Sun, Temperature etc. not only by using the Weather Station but also by observing the weather as well, you could even take photographs of the weather or draw pictures, make it as simple or detailed as you like.
The weather can also be very dangerous and extreme such as severe gales, flooding and prolonged periods of very low temperatures with ice and snow. Why not cut out articles about any extreme weather events from the newspaper or even talk to your parents, friends or other family members and ask them about any extreme weather that they can remember or have experienced.
If you are able to continue your weather diary throughout the year and maybe in future years it would make an excellent record and you can compare your information each year and see if the climate is changing.


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