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on Thu Mar 14 2019, 18:47
No marking I'll post the answers later

1.The Bayeux Tapestry of the 1070s depicts a man installing a rooster weathervane on which building?
2.In meteorology, what 'catch-all' name is given to any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity?
3.Name the famous Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara region which can reach hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe?

4.If meteorology is the study of short term weather systems lasting up to a few weeks, what is the study of the frequency and trends of those systems?
5.In which direction does a katabatic wind blow?
6.What name is given for the amount of water vapour present in the air?
7.Name the lowest portion of Earth's atmosphere where nearly all weather takes place?
8.Which slang term for a tornado is also the title of a 1996 film?
9.What name is given to an area of high pressure which brings long periods of settled weather?
10Name the following shipping forcast weather areas: (a)directly south of Ireland, (b)directly norh of Forties, and (c)named after an island in the Bristol Channel?
11.Staring with the letter 'v', what in meteorology is an observable shaft of precipitation falling from a cloud that evaporates before reaching the ground?
12.What can be classed as columns or dendrites?
13.What type of cloud is a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms?
14.Which BBC weatherman's prediction that the Great Storm of 1987 was a false alarm is celebrated as a classic TV gaffe?
15.A hurricane is a tropical storm which exceeds which speed:(a)74 mph, (b)94 mph, or (c)114 mph?
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on Thu Mar 14 2019, 19:20
1. The Tower of London?
2. Rain
3. Mistral?
4. Climatology?
5. South?
6. Humidity
7. Troposphere
8. Twister?
9. Warm front?
10. ?
11. ?
12. Snowflakes?
13. ?
14. Michael Fish
15. (c) 114 mph?
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on Sat Mar 16 2019, 11:55
As above , 10 Scillies????????????
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on Sat Mar 16 2019, 19:17

Westminster Abbey
Down a slope
(a)Fastnet, (b)Viking, and (c)Lundy
Cumulonimbus cloud
Michael Fish
74 mph (a)
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