The Weather 1

Published: Monday 19th October 2015
  1. What are the lines on weather maps that join places of equal pressure called?
  2. Who invented the mercury thermometer?
  3. What term is used to describe the which fogs that used to occur in London?
  4. In which direction does a Katabatic wind blow?
  5. Which girl group first sang "It's Raining Men"?
  6. Which heavenly body is the driving force for the weather systems on Earth?
  7. Which is the UK city with the highest annual rainfall?
  8. By what name is the study of weather known?
  9. What is the Atlantic current that gives Western Europe it's warmer climate?
  10. Which TV weatherman famously said there was no hurricane on the way prior to the Great Storm of 1987?
  11. What was the name of the hurricane that caused severe damage to New Orleans in 2005?
  12. What is the scale used to measure wind force called?
  13. What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  14. What is an area of high pressure commonly known as?
  15. Which is the windiest of Earth's continents?
  16. What is the common name for the areas of the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans affected by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone?
  17. Named after the Japanese for "Harbour Wave", what do we call a seismic sea wave?
  18. Which is the driest desert in the World?
  19. In which South Western city is the UK Metrological Office based?
  20. What is an anemometer used to measure?
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