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This week we are looking at  “Weather”.

  • What do you think of when you hear the word weather?
  • What is the difference between weather and climate?
  • How do we measure weather?
  • What instruments do we use?
  • What are the most common types of weather Ireland?

Watch this video on weather.

Watch the videos from National Geographic Kidson this fascinating topic.

The following three slide show presentations are all about this week’s topic, weather.

The following resources are from Met Éireann.

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A-Z of Meteorology

What is Weather?

Instrument to measure weather


Learning about wind 

Who Was Sir Francis Beaufort?

The Beaufort Scale

Open link to see the Beaufort Scale
Fun Facts about Wind

How do we measure wind?

Make your own instrument to measure wind.

Make your own wind vane

Measuring and recording wind.

Reading weather charts

Click on the two links below to learn how to read and understand weather charts.

Reading a Weather Chart

How to read a weather chart

Other Resources

See how Met Éireann produces a weather forecast.

Forecasting the weather

Met Éireann weather forecast