Rain or shine, wind or snow – ignite your passion for the weather.
How to earn your badge:
Explain how each of these are measured:
- Cloud type and extent
- Wind force and direction
Record the weather conditions every day for two weeks, or once a week for three months.
Use equipment like a rain gauge or an outdoor thermometer.
Identify different cloud types.
Describe how they are formed.
What do ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ air masses in summer and winter do to the typical weather in your area?
Describe the effects on land and sea.
Explain how weather forecasts are created.
Show that you understand a synoptic weather map, including fronts and isobars.
Explain how the measurements in step 1 relate to the map.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.