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  1. The Bayeux Tapestry of the 1070s depicts a man installing a rooster weathervane on which building?
  2. In meteorology, what 'catch-all' name is given to any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity?
  3. Name the famous Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara region which can reach hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe?

  4. If meteorology is the study of short term weather systems lasting up to a few weeks, what is the study of the frequency and trends of those systems?
  5. In which direction does a katabatic wind blow?
  6. What name is given for the amount of water vapour present in the air?
  7. Name the lowest portion of Earth's atmosphere where nearly all weather takes place?
  8. Which slang term for a tornado is also the title of a 1996 film?
  9. What name is given to an area of high pressure which brings long periods of settled weather?
  10. Name the following shipping forcast weather areas: (a)directly south of Ireland, (b)directly norh of Forties, and (c)named after an island in the Bristol Channel?
  11. Staring with the letter 'v', what in meteorology is an observable shaft of precipitation falling from a cloud that evaporates before reaching the ground?
  12. What can be classed as columns or dendrites?
  13. What type of cloud is a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms?
  14. Which BBC weatherman's prediction that the Great Storm of 1987 was a false alarm is celebrated as a classic TV gaffe?
  15. A hurricane is a tropical storm which exceeds which speed:(a)74 mph, (b)94 mph, or (c)114 mph?


  1. Westminster Abbey
  2. Precipitation
  3. Sirocco

  4. Climatology
  5. Down a slope
  6. Humidity
  7. Troposphere
  8. Twister
  9. Anticyclone
  10. (a)Fastnet, (b)Viking, and (c)Lundy
  11. Virga
  12. Snowflakes
  13. Cumulonimbus cloud
  14. Michael Fish
  15. 74 mph (a)

Weather Quiz Questions II

  1. Which common phrase is given to an unseasonably warm period near the middle of autumn?
  2. What is nephology the study of?
  3. Who was the UK's longest-serving female weather forecaster, appearing on ITV for 24 years, from 1990 to 2014?
  4. What number is a violent storm on the Beaufort scale?
  5. Give the popular nautical term that refers to the belt near the equator where sailing ships sometimes get stuck on windless waters?
  6. What line on a weather map connects points of the same atmospheric pressure?
  7. Name the hurricane that was the costliest natural disaster in the history of America?
  8. A Chinook is a wind particularly associated with which mountain range?
  9. Which of the following cities gets the most rainfall per year: (a)Tokyo, (b)London, (c)Chicago, or (d)Rome?
  10. Are stratus clouds low level, medium level, or high level clouds?
  11. At what temperature are both the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales exactly the same?
  12. In which month does winter begin in the Southern Hemisphere?
  13. What does an anemometer measure?
  14. What term refering to big seasonal winds bringing heavy rainfall was first used in English in British India?
  15. Which type of electromagnetic radiation from sunlight is a principal source of vitamin D?


  1. An Indian summer
  2. Clouds

  3. Sian Lloyd
  4. 11
  5. The doldrums
  6. Isobar
  7. Hurricane Katrina
  8. The Rocky Mountains
  9. Tokyo (a)
  10. Low level
  11. Minus 40 degrees
  12. June
  13. Wind speed
  14. Monsoon
  15. Ultraviolet radiation

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