Temperature What is temperature?Temperature is how hot or cold it is. Temperature is measured using a________? A thermometerThe unit of measurement is degrees celcius or ˚C
This is a thermometer Have you seen one before?
This is a map showing the average temperatures in Ireland The cold colours, like purple, blue and white show areas where the temperature is less than 8˚ Celcius, and very cold The warm colours like red, yellow and orange show warmer areas
Thewarmest areas are found along the south-west coast. Valentia Island, County Kerry has the highest annual mean temperature, at 10.4 °C
Rainfall Rainfall is measured using a rain gauge A rain gauge it works by collecting rainfall falling into a funnel above the ground The unit of measurement is millimetres, or mm We’re going to make our own rain gauge
The parts with lighter colours have less rain than the places with darker colours Do you notice anything about the darker places?
Who records our weather? Met Eireann is the body responsible for recording the weather in Ireland. They have set up over 30 recording stations around Ireland, where the temperature, rainfall and wind speed are recorded daily
Meteorologists The name of the people who record and study this weather, is meteorologists. They study the atmosphere and read satellite images to predict the weather, we see on the news.