Basic Weather

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This relates to hourly, daily atmospheric conditions such as precipitation, hours of sunshine, cloudand is short-term.


Based on the average weather conditions for a particular place taken over a minimum of a 30-year period. 

Recording data - graphs

When interpreting either, remember to use facts and figures to show exactly what you mean by a high temperature, or low precipitation, for example.

Use months rather than seasons, due to the difference in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, and always give reasons for the differences in temperature and rainfall when asked.

Some questions will only require you to describe the graph whilst others will want you to explain as well.

An example is outlined below:

Temperature range: Small, 3 degrees, due to high amounts of insolation,


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