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The Challenge: Predict the Weather

Apart from observing clouds, how do meteorologists study the weather?

Meteorologists study the weather by recording and analyzing data collected from a range of devices. For our Rough Science weather station, we made a barometer, a hygrometer, a rain gauge, a thermometer, a weather vane and an anemometer. The barometer and hygrometer are sensitive instruments. We kept them away from direct sunlight, wind and rain. All the other instruments could be placed outside. We kept a weather journal to record all measurements and from this we could detect patterns that enabled us to predict the weather. Rough Science weather station

The Rough Science weather station