Weather

Chelsey Pittman

What is the Weather?


The weather is just the state of the atmosphere at any time, including things such as temperature, precipitation, air pressure and cloud cover. Daily changes in the weather are due to winds and storms. Seasonal changes are due to the Earth revolving around the sun.

Floods

A flood is an overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines, over what is normally dry land.A flood is a natural event that can have far reaching

effects on people and the environment. Put simply, a

flood is too much water in the ‘wrong’ place!

Causes

A flood is caused by a combination of heavy rainfall

causing river / oceans to over flow their banks, and can

happen at any time of the year, not just in the winter.

Floods generally develop over a period of

days, when there is too much rainwater to fit

in the rivers and water spreads over the land

next to it (the ‘floodplain’). However, they can

happen very quickly when lots of heavy rain

falls over a short period of time. These ‘flash

floods’ occur with little or no warning.