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What is temperature?
How hot or cold the air is
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What is temperature measured in?
degrees centigrade
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What is precipitation?
any moisture that falls to the ground
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What is precipitation measured in?
Millimeters
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What is pressure?
The weight of the air
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What is pressure measured in?
Milibars
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What is visibility?
How much you can see clearly
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What is cloud cover?
how much of the sky is covered in cloud
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What is cloud cover measured in?
octas or eights
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what is wind speed?
how fast the wind is blowing
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What is wind speed measured in?
miles per hour
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What is equatorial?
a type of tropical climate where there is no dry season and temperature varies little throughout the year
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What is depression/ cyclone?
an area in the atmosphere in which the pressures are lower than those of the surrounding region at the same level
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What does a depression/ cyclone bring?
unsettled weather -
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What is an anticyclone?
an area in the atmosphere in which the pressure are higher than those of the surrounding region and at the same level
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What does an anticyclone bring?
stable an dry weather
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What is a hurricane?
Several tropical cyclones usually with heavy rains an winds moving at 73-136 knots from over the ocean
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What is a Tornado?
A rotating column of air ranging in width from a few yards to more than a mile and whirring at destructively
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Where does a tornado form?
over land
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What is a drought?
when an area recieves a lower than average amount of rainfall
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What is a flood?
When a river channel is full of water and the river spills over on the surrounding land
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