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Climate Change and Weather

Some of the evidence for climate change comes from studying changes in weather patterns.

It is tempting to assume that 'global warming' means drier, warmer summers, and milder winters. Although this may be true in some parts of the world, increased rainfall and flooding are just as likely in others.

In many parts of the world there is already an increase in the frequency of 'extreme' weather events like tornadoes, drought and flooding.

These resources focus on the collection and analysis of weather data.

Photo: flooding

Floods in York, UK (2006)

Activities and Resources

Measuring the Weather
measuring temperature, rainfall and wind over a period of one week
Comparing Climate
analysing data from Bangladesh and the UK to compare rainfall patterns
Does the weather forecast get it right?
Recording local weather forecasts and comparing with actual weather to see how accurate they are
Is our climate changing?
Children interview relatives for their recollections of the weather when they were a child

Please note: this site was produced in 2006, and is no longer updated. As a result, some of the figures may be out of date.