Last week, we looked at rain, wind and clouds. This week we are going to look at weather in different parts of the UK. But first we need to think about what makes one place different from another.
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This week we are going to look at weather in different parts of the UK
What are they?
Tilt of the Earth’s axis towards or away from the sun creates
When the north pole tilts toward thesun, it gets more radiation – more warmth
during the summer
SUMMER (Northern Hemisphere)
When the north pole tilts toward thesun, the south pole tilts away
So when it’s summer in the north,
it’s winter in the south
WINTER (Southern Hemisphere)
When the north pole tilts away
from the sun, it gets less radiation
So it’s colder during the winter
WINTER (Northern Hemisphere)
When the north pole tilts away from thesun, the south pole tilts toward it…
When it’s winter in the north,
it’s summer in the south
SUMMER (Southern Hemisphere)
Britain’s Climate is:
e.g it is never too anything
[hot, dry, wet, cold]
Britain is renowned for cool summers
and mild winters.
Average JULYTemperatures across the UK
How many cm tall are you? Where would that amount of rain come up to?
What do you notice about where the dark blue bits are?
Any ideas why?Where does it rain?
Cold winters and warm summers and drier
Mild winters (>50C) and cool summers (<150C) & wetter
Mild winters and warm summers (>150C) and wetter
If >800 mm it is wet
The red line is the 150Caverage July temp
Blue line is 50C Jan line, E is colder
What are the red lines for?
Take the south west corner first, Devon, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles. Lets spend the winter there….
Kent and the south east coast of England will be best in summer. Characteristically this quarter experiences both the highest temperatures and the lowest rainfall during the summer months. The area is often overlain by anticyclones or hot, dry air may be drawn in from the Continent, so close to the east.
The Lakes or the Highlands and Islands of Scotland are kept mild by the same warm ocean current affecting the south west...