YOUR WEATHER

Overview

The word "meteorology" is from Greek word metéōros, meaning "high in the sky", and  -logia, meaning "study". The Greeks believed that Zeus was the God of Weather and often showed him with a thunderbolt in his hand. Now we know that it's not Zeus who controls the weather. Lightning and all other observable weather events are explained by the science of meteorology.

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Zeus, Greek God of Sky & Weather

Meteorology is something you're involved with every day - when you watch a weather forecast on TV, decide what clothes to wear on a morning and think about what you're doing on a weekend.

Get involved! Use Planet Science's unique forecast data to take part in our nationwide Weather Labs experiment. Find out how accurate the weather forecast is in your area - you and your class can contribute to our understanding of weather.

To find out more about weather and forecasts, check out:

Weather Data Experiment

weather Schools across the UK can report local weather to help improve forecast
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