What is Weather?

Whether the weather be wet,

Or whether the weather be hot,

We’ll weather the weather,

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like it or not.


The popular rhyme above explains that we have no control over the weather


Weather is the state of the atmosphere around us.

There is no weather in space. It only exists in the lowest 10km. Above that it is calm and still


The following words are often used to describe the weather

Hot, warm, mild, cold, freezing, sunny, raining, windy, snowing, foggy, misty, hail, sleet, stormy, thundery


Some common types of weather

Windy Raining Foggy Sunny SnowThunderstorm Frost Hail stones Cloudy


Some weather extremes

Tornado Hurricane Flash Flood


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). What is Weather?. Available: https://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Weather/what_is.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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