Q – Can we REMEMBER how convectional rain is formed. Discuss with your
EXT – Why do you think the weather is different across the UK ?
WALT: Understand the factors affect the weather in the UK?
L4 – Describe the factors that affect the weather.
L5 – Explain why the weather is different across the UK.
L6 – Compare the weather across the UK and explain the differences.
Britain has a mild climate.
It is in the temperate climatic
zone and the sea affects the
In general, this means that
Britain gets cool, wet
winters and warm, wet
The weather conditions are
also very changeable.
• You have 5 tasks to complete on the
• Each Table contains information that will
• You have 5 minutes per a table…
• Only move when Mr Watkins tell you too…
TASK: Label your wind… Use the posh
words if you can remember them.
Complete the fill in the gaps
exercise as well.
Prevailing winds is the winds
direction in an area.
The temperature of the wind and
the amount of rainfall partly
depend on where the air has come
Looking at where the air has come
from helps to explain the weather.
A large body of air with similar
characteristics is called an air mass.
Winds that affect the British Isles:
TASK: Answer the Question on
Places that are further north receive
less concentrated energy from the
The equator lies directly underneath
the Sun and so countries that fall on
the equator receive the most amount
This means that in the Northern
Hemisphere, the Sun’s energy
becomes less concentrated and
therefore the temperatures become
cooler as you travel north.
• Temperatures decrease
with height. The air is less
dense and cannot be
heated so easily.
• Locations at a higher
altitude have colder
decreases by 1°C for every
100 metres in altitude
TASK: Draw an image to remind
you of altitude. Remember it only
has to be small !
TASK: Colour the image to show areas that would be warmer and colder !
Extension – What's the difference between winter and summer at the
Coastal areas are most affected by
The sea takes longer to heat up and
cool down than land.
So in the winter the sea keeps
coastal areas warm and in summer,
it cools them down.
Distance from the Sea
The effect that ocean
currents have on the
on whether the ocean
current is hot or cold.
Britain’s mild climate is
partly due to the Gulf
Stream, a large Atlantic
Ocean current of warm
water from the Gulf of
TASK: Create your own map of the Ocean Current –
Extension – Why does Britain have a mild climate?
• You have a choice of tasks.
Write a quick advert for a holiday brochure. Tell the customer about
the weather in Cornwall (in the South East, during the Summer), it is
nice and hot and there is not a lot of rain. Tell me about the Latitude!
Explain why there is a difference of climate;
- In the South of England to the North of England.
- Why do mountainous areas of England experience colder
- Why does the coast have a breeze in the Summer?
- What is an air mass ?
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