1. Meteorology means ‘in the sky’ and ‘study’, coming from the Greek words ‘meteoros’ and ‘logia’.
2. Thales of Miletus, a Greek philosopher over 200 years before Aristotle, thought that weather was caused by the movement of stars and planets.
3. The first treatise on meteorology was written by Aristotle in 340BC.
4. The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, covering around 30% of the Earth’s surface.
5. Names of Cloud are of latin origin like Alto means middle, Cirro means High up.
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6. Many movies have been made with meteorology being the basis for the action. Some of these movies include Twister, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm, and even Groundhog Day.
7. You can tell the temperature by counting a cricket’s chirps!
8. At sunset, cloud colour will be dark red before Tropical Revolving Storm.
9. Knowing how the weather might change can keep you safe.
10. Sandstorms can swallow up entire cities.
11. The coldest temperature ever officially recorded was -89.2°C. Brrrr!
12. Hurricanes can push more than 6m of water ashore.
13. In Antarctica, snow can fall so hard you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
14. Some tornadoes can be faster than formula one racing cars!
15. Waterspouts, or rotating columns of air over water, can make sea creatures rain down from the sky.
16. In 1684, it was so cold that the River Thames froze solid for two months.
17. An average cloud weighs 216 thousand pounds.
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18. According to Darwin, the sailors on HMS Beagle believed that strong winds were caused by someone on shore keeping a cat shut up.
19. The deepest known area of the Earth’s oceans is known as the Mariana Trench. It’s deepest point measures 11km. That’s a long dive down!
20. The sea is home to the world’s largest living structure – the Great Barrier Reef. Measuring around 2,600km, it can even be seen from the Moon!