NEW TOPIC ALERT!!!

It is time for our new topic Year 3 and this term we are going to be studying…
WEATHER AROUND THE WORLD!

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Before we begin this topic I was wondering what you already know?

You could tell me some facts about weather or post some of the places that you have visited around the World – what was like it there? What could you do there? What was the weather like there?
I look forward to hearing from you, maybe you could share some photos of the different places that you have been in class?

19 thoughts on “NEW TOPIC ALERT!!!

  1. In some parts of the USA there is a blizzard and the temperatures have fell to -28. If they go outside for more than 5 minutes they will get frost bite. It is now illegal to drive. Doctors and hospitals have been full of people with frost bite

    1. Brilliant Jess, thank you for posting on our blog! There are some very extreme and unusual weather conditions occurring in America at the moment. Is this the type of weather that they expect at this time of year?

  2. The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is 14.6’c (59’c) recorded on January
    5 1974

    The most rainfall ever recorded in 24 hours is 182 .5 centimeters (71.9 inches) in foc foc la reunion during tropical cylone denise on January 8 1966

    The highest snowfall ever recorded in a one year period was 31.1 meters (1224 inches) in mounet rainer united states between February 19 1971 and February 18 1972

    Clouds can be categorized into a number of different types these include cumulus, stratus and cirrus

    1. Wow Liam, once again you have really tried hard to find some relevant facts for our topic, keep up the great work and remember to collect a signature from me 🙂
      I wonder if you could find out how and why they categorise the clouds – why do they have different names? Do different clouds do anything different?

      1. cloud are formed when water on earth evaporates into the sky and condenses high up in the cooler air

        rain snow sleet and hail falling from clouds is called precipitation

        most clouds from in the troposphere (the lowest part of earths atmosphere) but occasionally they are observed as high as the streatosphere
        or mesosphere

        clouds can contain millions of tons of water

        stratus clouds are flat and featureless appearing as layered sheets

        cumulus clouds are fluffy like cotton floating in the sky

        cirrus clouds are thin and wispy appearing high in the sky

        there are many variations of these 3 main clouds types in clouding stratocumulus altostratus altocumulus cirrostratus and cirrocumulus

        fog is stratus type of cloud appears very close to the ground

        clouds can also be made of other chemicals

        other planets in our solar system have clouds venus has thick clouds of sulfurdioxide while Jupiter and saturn have clouds of ammonia

        1. Liam, you are an absolute superstar – I am very impressed with how much you are finding out for our new topic 🙂

  3. The clouds come down like a sponge to soak the water then go back to the sky and that’s were the rain comes.

    1. The clouds are linked to the rain in the water cycle but I think that as we research the topic further you will find out that the clouds do not actually come down to the ground to do this. I wonder if anyone else can give us a little bit more information about this???

  4. Mrs Adshead I’ve got some photo’s to bring in and show the class about my holiday to Egypt it was very hot and sunny there. My Mum said it was in it’s 40’s we are going back there to Egypt because I like it there.

    1. Honey, it would be fantastic to look at the photos in class so that we can compare the weather there – it will be one of the places that we study the weather in so if you are able to tell us what it was like there, it would really help the class 🙂 See me for a signature for adding to our blog!

  5. The heaviest hailstone ever recorded weighed 1.0 kg. (About the same weight as a bag of sugar)

    Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. The sound of thunder can be anything from a loud crack to a low rumble.
    The speed of sound is around 767 miles per hour. The speed of light is around 669600000 miles per hour. Light travels faster than sound so we see lightning before we hear thunder.

    Thousands of years ago philosophers such as Aristotle believed that thunder was caused by the collision of clouds.

    The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth is 57.8 °C (136 °F), recorded in Al ‘Aziziyah, Libya on September 13, 1922

    The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica on July 21, 1983

    Meteorology – The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.

    Mawsynram in India is noted as being the wettest place on earth with over 11 meters of rain falling every year.

    1. Wow Isabella, what fantastic facts, you have been busy researching! You will be able to use some of these in our class research sessions, well done!

  6. I have been to Turkey. I was allowed to swim in the swimming pools outside, because it was so warm and the sun was shining. I sometimes go to Cleethorpes and it is some times cold and windy.

    1. Thank you Alanna for sharing this with us. Do you know why the weather in these two places that you have been to is so different?

  7. The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is 14.6 °C (59 °F), recorded on January 5, 1974.

    The most rainfall ever recorded in 24 hours is 182.5 centimetres (71.9 inches) in Foc-Foc, La Réunion, during tropical cyclone Denise on January 8, 1966.
    The most rainfall ever recorded in one year is 25.4 meters (1000 inches) in Cherrapunji, India.

    The highest snowfall ever recorded in a one year period was 31.1 meters (1224 inches) in Mount Rainier, Washington State, United States, between February 19, 1971 and February 18, 1972.

    The fastest wind speed ever recorded is 484±32 km/h (301±20 mph). This was a 3 second gust recorded by a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar unit in Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999.

    The heaviest hailstone ever recorded weighed 1.0 kg (2.25 lb) and landed in Gopalganj District, Bangladesh on April 14, 1986.

    Clouds can be categorized into a number of different types; these include cumulus, stratus and cirrus.

    The Earth experiences millions of lightning storms every year, they are incredible discharges of electricity from the atmosphere that can reach temperatures close to 54,000 °F (30,000 °C) and speeds of 60,000 m/s (130,000 mph).

    The USA has more tornadoes than any other country in the world, averaging around 1200 a year. This is due largely to its unique geography which forms an area in central USA called “Tornado Alley” which is frequently hit by tornadoes.

    Tropical cyclones (often referred to as hurricanes or typhoons) feature strong winds, driving rain, rough seas and areas of low atmospheric pressure. They frequently form in tropical areas of the globe and can do considerable damage to populated areas. Examples of this include the 1970 Bhola cyclone, Typhoon Nina which hit China in 1975 and more recently in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina which caused great devastation and loss of life when it hit southern parts of the USA.

    A cloud is a large group of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air.

    Clouds are formed when water on Earth evaporates into the sky and condenses high up in the cooler air. Learn more about the water cycle.

    Rain, snow, sleet and hail falling from clouds is called precipitation.

    Most clouds form in the troposphere (the lowest part of Earth’s atmosphere) but occasionally they are observed as high as the stratosphere or mesosphere.

    Clouds can contain millions of tons of water.

    There are a range of different types of clouds, the main types include stratus, cumulus and cirrus.

    Stratus clouds are flat and featureless, appearing as layered sheets.

    Cumulus clouds are puffy, like cotton floating in the sky.

    Cirrus clouds are thin and wispy, appearing high in the sky.

    There are many variations of these 3 main cloud types including stratocumulus, altostratus, altocumulus, cirrostratus and cirrocumulus.

    Fog is stratus type of cloud that appears very close to the ground.

    Clouds can also be made of other chemicals.

    Other planets in our Solar System have clouds. Venus has thick clouds of sulfur-dioxide

    while Jupiter and Saturn have clouds of ammonia.

    1. Wow!!! Bobby you have been busy finding lots of facts, well done! Do you understand all of them so that you would be able to share them with other children in the class? See me for a signature!

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