Gold DofE – Weather forecasting
Knowing how, where and when   to obtain weather forecasts <ul><li>Newspapers (national and local) </li></ul><ul><li>Intern...
Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>No matter what the conditions remember that for  every 100m you climb te...
Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>High Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Formed by sinking air </li></ul><ul><li>...
Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>In Summer – Sun cream and water </li></ul><ul><li>In Winter – Wrap up (l...
Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>Low Pressure with fronts </li></ul><ul><li>Formed by warm air rising </l...
Relating forecasts to observed conditions
Looking for signs indicating change in the weather <ul><li>Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </l...
Looking for signs indicating change in the weather
Looking for signs indicating change in the weather
Looking for signs indicating change in the weather <ul><li>Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </l...
If it looks like this ….. <ul><li>You’re buggered!!! </li></ul>
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Gold Dof E – Weather Forecasting

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Gold Dof E – Weather Forecasting

  1. 1. Gold DofE – Weather forecasting
  2. 2. Knowing how, where and when to obtain weather forecasts <ul><li>Newspapers (national and local) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Television (national and local) </li></ul><ul><li>Radio (national and local) </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist Information </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Rescue/Fire Station </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Hostels </li></ul><ul><li>THE SHORTER THE LEAD TIME THE MORE ACCURATE THE FORECAST </li></ul>
  3. 3. Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>No matter what the conditions remember that for every 100m you climb temperature will drop by 1 o C </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Wind Chill – air temperature readings on a forecast do not account for the cooling effect of the wind </li></ul><ul><li>There are two main types of weather system: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>High Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Formed by sinking air </li></ul><ul><li>Clear skies </li></ul><ul><li>Hot in summer </li></ul><ul><li>Cold in winter </li></ul><ul><li>Dew or mist (summer) </li></ul><ul><li>Fog or Frost (winter) </li></ul><ul><li>Calm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>In Summer – Sun cream and water </li></ul><ul><li>In Winter – Wrap up (layers of clothes) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Relating forecasts to observed conditions <ul><li>Low Pressure with fronts </li></ul><ul><li>Formed by warm air rising </li></ul><ul><li>over cold air </li></ul><ul><li>Unsettled </li></ul><ul><li>Rain or Snow </li></ul><ul><li>Winds </li></ul><ul><li>Distinct pattern of weather. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Relating forecasts to observed conditions
  8. 8. Looking for signs indicating change in the weather <ul><li>Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Complete calm (Tropics) </li></ul><ul><li>Birds and animals </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme sports – Para sending, hang gliding </li></ul>
  9. 9. Looking for signs indicating change in the weather
  10. 10. Looking for signs indicating change in the weather
  11. 11. Looking for signs indicating change in the weather <ul><li>Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Complete calm (Tropics) </li></ul><ul><li>Birds and animals </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme sports – Para sending, hang gliding </li></ul><ul><li>And finally……… </li></ul>
  12. 12. If it looks like this ….. <ul><li>You’re buggered!!! </li></ul>

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