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What can make a rain forecast go wrong?
A familiar situation: local weather forecasts show a sunny day – but suddenly a lot of rain falls in just a few minutes. Or the other way around; forecasts show rain, but none falls. What makes this happen? Read more »
Typhoons are destructive storms of the Pacific
Typhoons are tropical cyclones that rage in the Western Pacific. Read more »
Wind gusts – why doesn't the air flow smoothly?
Wind speeds in gusts are typically 1,5–2,5 times greater than average wind speeds. Read more »
Fog and mist – what's the difference?
Fog is a cloud at ground level. Visibility in fog is poor. Read more »
Wind – why does air move?
Winds get their energy from air pressure differences, which are caused when solar heating is distributed unevenly on Earth. Read more »
Stratus cloud: Like fog, but above the ground
Drizzle and light rain can fall out of this grey, uniform cloud. Read more »
Rain cloud: Nimbostratus clouds bring a dark and dreary sky
Nimbostratus clouds are rain clouds that bring persistent rain and gloomy wet days. Read more »
Cloud types – what kind of clouds can we see?
There are ten cloud genus-types, and tropospheric clouds can be divided into high-level, mid-level and low-level clouds. Read more »
How high up are clouds?
Most clouds are found in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, which is 20,000–60,000 feet thick depending on where you are on Earth. Read more »
What causes cloud colors?
Clouds are not always white – they can also be the colors of a rainbow or show iridescent colors. Read more »
Clouds can form in many ways
Clouds can form in many ways: Convection, orographic lift and by mechanisms in weather fronts, to name a few. Read more »
Form of precipitation: Water, sleet or snow?
Form of precipitation is affected by many factors, for example humidity of the air and the temperature in all layers of air on the path from cloud to ground. Read more »
Temperature – what is it, actually?
In weather, temperature is one of the fundamental properties of air. It can vary greatly depending on geographical area and time of the year. Read more »
What influences temperatures?
Temperatures on Earth are primarily influenced by uneven distribution of solar radiation. Read more »