QUESTIONS

  1. If cows are lying down in a field, what weather does this traditionally foretell?
  2. What is the name given to a column of swirling dust or soil raised into the air by a small whirlwind?
  3. There are three bands of climate in the world: tropical, polar and which other?
  4. What are the long curving lines on a weather map, designating areas of equal pressure called?
  5. What can be cumulus, stratus or lenticular?
  6. Which weather system brings cloudy skies, wings and rain?
  7. Who was the Norse god of thunder?
  8. When there is a thunderstorm, why do you see the lightning before you hear the thunder?
  9. What is given to the mixture of fog and smoke?
  10. In which country is the hottest place in the world?
  11. Why do metal pipes often burst when the water inside turns to ice?
  12. The coasts of which countries experience the strong, dry and cold north westerly wind called the mistral?
  13. What shape is a tornado?
  14. What does an anemometer measure?
  15. Pine cones are often used by amateur weather forecasters. What happens if the weather is about to turn wet?
  16. What is the name given to the white ice that forms on the branches of trees in very cold weather?
  17. How many different patterns of snow flakes are there?
  18. Hurricanes cause tremendous damage. What is the ring of low pressure at the centre of the storm called?
  19. What can be ribbon, rocket, streak or sheet?
  20. An anticyclone brings what type of weather to the area it covers?
  21. What name is given to the torrential rain experienced in India for six months beginning in May?
  22. Weather occurs in the troposphere where most water vapour exists. Where do airliners fly to avoid too many bumps?
  23. The special type of blue-green lightning that clings to the wing tips of most aircraft is known as what?
  24. As the old saying goes a red sky a night means 'shepherd's delight', what does a red sky in the morning mean?
  25. What do we call the refraction, reflection and dispersal of the suns rays caused by raindrops in the sky?

 

ANSWERS

  1. Rain
  2. Dust devil
  3. Temperate
  4. Isobars
  5. Clouds
  6. Depression
  7. Thor
  8. Light travels faster than sound
  9. Smog
  10. Ethiopia 
  11. Water expands when it freezes
  12. Spain and France
  13. Funnel-shaped
  14. Wind speed
  15. The scales close up
  16. Rime or hoarfrost
  17. Millions
  18. Eye
  19. Lightening
  20. Settled weather
  21. Monsoons
  22. The stratosphere 
  23. St. Elmo's fire
  24. Shepherd's warning
  25. A rainbow