‘Monday Mind Workout – Monday 17th August 2020

Dear all,

This weeks ‘Monday Mind Workout’ is themed around weather, good luck!

1: What is the name of the scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure?

(a) Thermometer (b) B’arometer (c) Hygrometer

2: Following on from Question 1, if a weather forecaster predicts ‘high pressure’ what kind of weather might we expect to have?
(a) Calm weather (b) Stormy weather (c) Snowy weather

3: In 1996 – during Tropical Cyclone Olivia – an Australian weather station recorded a massive wind gust of ….. ?
(a) 153 mph (b) 253 mph (c) 353 mph

4: Weather forecasters describe snow showers that are light and intermittent as ….. ?
(a) Blizzards (b) White-outs (c) Flurries

5: On a single rainbow, the red arc is always …..?
(a) On top of the rainbow (b) In the centre (c) On the underside of the rainbow

6: The word “cloud” is derived from a Middle English word ‘clud’. What did the word ‘clud’ originally mean?
(a) A mass of white (b) A mass of water (c) A mass of rock

7: In some Californian redwood forests the trees don’t just rely on rainfall for water; they also receive around a third of their moisture from coastal fog in the atmosphere.

8: Cumulonimbus clouds are very easy to spot with their dark flattish bases and a mass of fluffy white cloud on top that towers upwards. What type of weather do cumulonimbus clouds usually bring us?
(a) Heavy rain and thunderstorms (b) Dry fine weather (c) Light rain (drizzle)

9: What do we use an ‘anemometer’ to measure?
(a) Rainfall (b) Visibility in the fog (c) Wind speed

10: In which year was the first weather satellite launched?
(a) 1949 (b) 1959 (c) 1969

11. The Earth is round, so the sun’s rays hit….

(a) in the same place (b) at different angels (c) at the south pole (d) in the summer

12. Which of the following is not part of weather?

(a) tides (b) Wind (c) Cloud Cover (d) temperature

13. Which slang term for a tornado is also the title of a 1996 film?

14. Which BBC weatherman’s prediction that the Great Storm of 1987 was a false alarm is celebrated as a classic TV gaffe?

15. What name is given for the amount of water vapour present in the air?

16. Red sky at night, ‘shepherd’s’ delight, is an old observation about the weather. What does a red sky in the morning mean?

17. If cows are lying down in a field, what weather does this traditionally foretell?

18. What name is given to the torrential rain experience in India for six months beginning of May?

19. What can be ribbon, rocket, sheet or streak?

20. Related to weather, name the 1939 Romance film starring Clarke Gable and Vivien Leigh?

All the best