Welcome one and all to our weather-themed quiz, where each question is a ‘breeze’! This quiz is sure to ‘storm’ your brain, but don’t worry – every cloud has a silver lining! So get ready to ‘rain’ in those correct answers and ‘shine’ through each round! Remember, there’s ‘snow place like home’ to test your knowledge. You might find some questions a bit ‘foggy’, but hang in there – the ‘sun will come out’ in the end. As they say, ‘weather’ you win or lose, taking part that counts!
1. What is weather?
2. How is temperature measured?
3. What is humidity?
4. Which way does the wind blow, from high pressure to low pressure or low pressure to high pressure?
5. Name one type of cloud often seen on a clear day.
6. How do clouds form?
7. Where does rain come from?
8. What is another form of precipitation besides rain?
9. How do snowflakes form?
10. What’s the definition of a blizzard?
11. What is the name of the first layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs?
12. What does a barometer measure?
13. What’s the job of a meteorologist?
14. What happens during an equinox?
15. What is the main factor that causes seasons to change?
16. What is a hurricane?
17. What’s the name of a hurricane that happens in the Western Pacific Ocean?
18. What is a tornado?
19. What is a drought?
20. What causes a flood?
21. Can you name a tropical climate zone?
22. What is a desert climate like?
23. What is the symbol for snow on a weather map?
24. How do you read the temperature on a weather forecast?
25. What causes thunder and lightning during a storm?
26. How is a rainbow formed?
27. What is climate change?
28. What is global warming?
29. Can you name one effect of climate change on weather patterns?
30. Can you name any famous historical weather event?
31. Which season is usually associated with the fall of leaves from trees?
32. What is the name for a scientist who studies atmospheric phenomena?
33. What type of clouds are often associated with thunderstorms?
34. Do all raindrops fall at the same speed?
35. Is snow always white? Why or why not?
36. What planet in our solar system has the most violent storms?
37. On earth, where do the coldest temperatures usually occur?
38. What causes a rainbow to appear?
39. What is the name of a climate where it is always cold?
40. What type of weather is a barometer used to predict?
41. What is the driest desert on Earth?
42. What do we call an unusually long period of deficient rainfall?
43. What is the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth?
44. What causes wind?
45. What is the instrument used to measure wind speed?
46. What is fog?
47. What is a weather balloon used for?
48. What part of a hurricane surrounds the calm eye and is responsible for the most severe weather?
49. What forms over the ocean, has winds of at least 74 miles per hour, and circulates around an eye?
50. How are hurricanes named?
51. What’s the difference between weather and climate?
52. What does a hygrometer measure?
53. Where is the Bermuda Triangle located?
54. What is the main greenhouse gas responsible for warming Earth?
55. What do we call a period of the year marked by specific weather conditions?
56. What causes the different seasons?
57. What is frost?
58. What do we call the boundary separating two different air masses?
59. What’s the difference between hail and sleet?
60. What is the water cycle?
61. What causes thunder?
62. What is a heatwave?
63. What type of climate does the Sahara have?
64. What are trade winds?
65. What is a monsoon?
66. What is smog?
67. What is the Beaufort scale used to measure?
68. Which planet is known for its prominent red spot, a storm that has been going on for at least 300 years?
69. What are the Northern Lights?
70. What is the ring around the moon called?
71. What’s the biggest form of water on Earth?
72. Can you catch a cloud?
73. What tool can you use to see if it will rain?
74. What season comes after winter?
75. Can you tell how far away a storm is by counting the seconds between the flash of lightning and the sound of thunder?
76. What does a weather vane tell us?
77. What is the world’s hottest desert?
78. When is a tornado most likely to form?
79. What is the name of a very big wave caused by an underwater earthquake?
80. What is the name of the icy weather phenomenon that forms a ring around the moon or sun?
81. What do we call a storm with lots of snow and strong winds?
82. How can you protect yourself from a lightning?
83. Where is the safest place to be during a tornado?
84. What do we call it when the sky is clear with no clouds?
85. What is a rainbow made of?
86. What causes a drought?
87. Why does it get colder in the winter?
88. What’s the term for each drop of rain?
89. Where should you go if you’re outside and a thunderstorm starts?
90. What is frost?
91. What season does leaves fall from the trees?
92. What season comes after summer?
93. What do we call it when it’s been raining lightly for more than a few hours?
94. Where do most hurricanes in the U.S. first hit land?
95. Can a tornado happen when it’s snowing?
96. What do we call a snowstorm with strong winds?
97. How many colors are there in a rainbow?
98. What is a hailstorm?
99. What is the symbol for cold in a weather report?
100. What should you do if you’re outside and see lightning?
101. In terms of damage caused by the sun, what does UV stand for?
102. What do we call the sounds that thunder makes?
103. What is the kind of scientist who studies weather?
104. What do we call the temperature at which something changes from a liquid to a solid?
105. Cumulonimbus clouds are largely responsible for what weather condition?
106. What causes the wind to blow?
107. What is the name of the hot, dry wind that blows from the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean Sea?
108. What do we call the lowest temperature that can be reached?
109. What happens to rain when it falls through cold air?
110. What is another word for a twister or a cyclone?
111. Do deserts get cold?
112. Can lightning happen during a snowstorm?
113. Why do we see our breath when it’s cold outside?
114. Where does a river end?
115. What is the process when a gas changes to a liquid?
116. What do we call it when water goes up into the sky and forms clouds?
117. What term is used for a brief period of rain without cloudiness or drop in temperature?
118. What color is often seen in clouds prior to a hail storm?
119. Why does the sky look blue?
120. What is sleet?
121. What is an anemometer used to measure?
122. What scale is used to measure earthquakes?
123. Why do leaves change color in the fall?
124. What is dew?
125. Which cloud type has the highest altitude?
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