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weather symbols in geography subject

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This Power Point or slideshow is about weather symbols which tells you how many types of symbols are there in the subject of GEOGRAPHY.

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weather symbols in geography subject

  1. 1. STANDARD GRADESTANDARD GRADE WEATHERWEATHER SYMBOLSSYMBOLS John Smith Invergordon Academy Malcolm McDonald Bathgate Academy
  2. 2. HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? (1) TV & NEWSPAPER WEATHER SYMBOLSTV & NEWSPAPER WEATHER SYMBOLS
  3. 3. TYPICAL MEDIA WEATHER MAP Look at the symbols. What weather does Eastern England have? What is the weather like in Northern Scotland ?
  4. 4. HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? Present weather Mist Fog Thunder Drizzle Rain Snow Hail Shower The shower symbol can be combined with others…. Rain shower Hail shower Snow shower Heavy rain Heavy snow Drizzle Present weather is shown by the symbol at the bottom left of the circle Temperature is shown at the top left of the circle 18
  5. 5. HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? Wind direction and wind speed Wind direction is shown by a line leading into the station circle. This symbol shows that the wind blew into the station circle from the east A circle round the station shows that there was no wind : calm 3-7 knots light winds 1-2 knots 13-17 knots 8-12 knots 18-22 knots 23-27 knots 28-32 knots The speed is shown by a series of “feathers”gale force E
  6. 6. HOW IS WEATHER SHOWN ON A WEATHER MAP? (3) Cloud cover is shown by the amount of shading inside the station circle. Cloud cover is measured in oktas Eighths of the sky ! Clear sky 1 okta 2 oktas 3 oktas 4 oktas 5 oktas 6 oktas 7 oktas 8 oktas Overcast obscured I hope it doesn’t cloud over © Microsoft Word clipart
  7. 7. FRONTS ON WEATHER MAPS Warm fronts are shown by the following symbol. Cold fronts are shown by the following symbol. There is a third type of front that we will study later – the OCCLUDED front. They are shown by the following symbol.

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