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  1. Clouds Find out more about the clouds in the sky including what clouds are made of and the different types of clouds.
  2. Fog What is fog and what causes the different types of fog?
  3. Wind An introduction to wind - from what makes it blow to where gets the most wind in the UK.

Weather phenomena

Noctilucent clouds in the night sky (Photo: Matthew Clark)

Learn more about the types of weather from weather we experience on a day-to-day basis to weather events.

In this section we look at the types of weather that occur on a day-to-day basis as a result of global weather systems. Our personal experience of weather on a local scale is a tiny sample of the activity in the atmosphere with constant shifts of air pressure controlling whether it rains or shines.

There are numerous different types of weather which can result including rain, snow, wind, frost, fog and sunshine. In this section we look at why these occur, how they form, how we classify them and their impact upon us.

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