Types of weather

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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