In case you haven’t noticed it’s not been a
great summer in the UK weather wise!
In fact if you look at the graph below from the BBC you can see that there has been a lot more rain than sun.
The interactive map has all the zoom tools and geographical features of Google Maps combined with the ability to overlay layers of GIS data about the current and predicted weather (for up to 24 hours). The layers include cloud cover, temperature, pressure, wind and weather warnings. You can also adjust the opaqueness of the individual layers so that you can still see the landscape.
I think this will be a great resource for teaching weather in schools and Scottish educators teaching standard grade will find it particularly useful.
DREICH – ‘means bad weather. The kind of
weather which makes you miserable: dull, grey and wet. If it rains hard and
water runs down your neck it's dreich’.