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 Air Pressure

 

Air Pressure /Barometric Pressure Description

The air that makes up our atmosphere exerts a pressure on the surface of the earth. This pressure is known as atmospheric pressure. Generally, the more air above an area, the higher the atmospheric pressure. Barometric pressure changes with local weather conditions, making barometric pressure an important and useful weather forecasting tool. High pressure zones are generally associated with fair weather, while low pressure zones are generally associated with poor weather. For forecasting purposes, the absolute barometric pressure value is generally less important than the change (see forecast above) in barometric pressure. In general, rising pressure indicates improving weather conditions, while falling pressure indicates deteriorating weather conditions.

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 Air Temperature / Ground Temperature

 

Air Temperature Description

The Measurement of outside air temperature.

Ground Temperature Description

The Measurement of outside Ground temperature.

 

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 Wind Chill

Wind Chill Description
The wind chill temperature is what the temperature "feels like" to people and animals during cold weather. Wind chill is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by wind and cold. As the wind increases, it draws heat from the body, driving down skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature. Once temperatures drop below -12 C and the wind is gusting, conditions are ripe for cold-related illnesses. Below -15 C, any wind is a major factor in frostbite and hypothermia.

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 Humidity

Humidity Description
Humidity or Relative Humidity measures the amount of water vapour in the air relative to the temperature. It is important in weather because humidity affects how humans feel. A hot, humid day feels hotter because we cannot sweat as effectively. A cool, dry day feels colder because moisture evaporates more easily.
 

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 Dew Point

 

Dew Point Description
Dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled for saturation to occur. The dew point is an important measurement used to predict the formation of dew, frost, and fog. If dew point and temperature are close together in the late afternoon when the air begins to turn colder, fog is likely during the night. The Dew point is also a good indicator of the air's actual water vapour content, unlike relative humidity, which takes the air's temperature into account.

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 Rainfall

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 Wind Speeds

 

Beaufort Scale Description

The Beaufort wind scale is named after Sir Francis Beaufort, an admiral in the British Navy. He developed the scale in 1805 in order to estimate wind speed by noting how sails move in the wind. It turned out to be a great help and was later adapted for use on land. Full Beaufort Scale definition can be found here

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 Wind Direction

 

Wind Direction Description

 

A percentage of the predominate Wind Direction over the last 24 hours

 

 

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 Wind Run

Wind Run Description

The distance the Wind has travelled. i.e. the Wind Run for a constant wind speed 20mph for 2 hours is 40 miles

Wind Run = Wind Speed * Time

 

A good indication of the total amount of Wind throughout a give period

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 Estimated Cloud Base

Cloud Base Description

The cloud base (or the base of the cloud) is the lowest altitude of the visible portion of the clouds

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 Ultraviolet Radiation Index

 

UV Index Description

Energy from the sun reaches the earth as visible, infrared and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure to UV rays can cause numerous health problems, such as sun burn, skin cancer, skin ageing, cataracts and can suppress the immune system.

Click here to see UV Index Description and Recommended Protection

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