Reading a synoptic chart lesson STRAHAN

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Draw a picture that represents
yesterdays weather….
(You have 30 seconds!).
Did it look like this?
What is a synoptic chart?
To access synoptic chart
Navigate to here
GO TO: The Australian Bureau
of Meteorology Homepage
www.bom.gov.au
Use the synoptic chart to identify
the weather in Strahan
Temperature
(Hot, warm,
mild, cold)
Find the:
• Temperature
• Rain
•Wind Speed
•Wind Direction
Strahan
Rain
(yes/no)
Wind Speed
(strong/med
/light)
Direction
Use the synoptic chart to identify
TEMPERATURE
What can we look at?
Use the synoptic chart to identify
TEMPERATURE
 The date
 Season?
 By area
 North
 South
 Low pressure system
 Associated with
cooler weather
 High pressure system
 Associated with
warmer temperatures
Use the synoptic chart to identify
TEMPERATURE
The Seasons:
 Summer: December to February
 Autumn: March to May
 Winter: June to August
 Spring: September to November
Use the synoptic chart to identify
TEMPERATURE
What is the temperature likely
to be for HOBART??
Use the synoptic chart to identify
TEMPERATURE
What is the temperature likely
to be for HOBART??
• What is the date?
• Where is Hobart?
• Is it in a Low pressure or High
pressure system?
Temperature
(Hot, warm,
mild, cold)
Hobart
COLD
N
Southern
Location
Winter
Use the synoptic chart to identify
presence of RAIN
What can we look at?
Use the synoptic chart to identify
presence of RAIN
Is HOBART likely to get rain?
• Is there a cold front?
• Presence of a trough?
• Low pressure system?
• High pressure system over the
coast?
Rain
(yes/no)
Hobart
MAYBE
Cold front
passed
Shaded
Use the synoptic chart to identify
WIND SPEED
What can we look at?
Use the synoptic chart to identify
WIND SPEED
What is the likely wind speed
in HOBART??
• Closeness of isobars?
• Presence of cold front?
• Presence Low pressure
system?
Wind Speed
(strong/med
/light)
Hobart
STRONG
Close isobars
Cold
front
Use the synoptic chart to identify
WIND DIRECTION
What can we look at?
Use the synoptic chart to identify
WIND DIRECTION
What is the likely wind
direction for HOBART??
• Isobars?
• Low pressure?
• High pressure?
LOW pressure system
HIGH pressure system
= CYCLONE
= CLOCKWISE
= ANTI–CYCLONE
= ANTI-CLOCKWISE
Use the synoptic chart to identify
WIND DIRECTION
N
What is the likely wind
direction for HOBART??
• Isobars?
• Low pressure?
• High pressure?
Wind Direction
Hobart
SOUTH /
South west
Our Forecast
Temperature
(Hot, warm,
mild, cold)
Hobart
Cold
Rain
(yes/no)
Maybe
Wind Speed
(strong/med
/light)
Strong
Wind
Direction
SOUTH /
South
west
The Official Forecast
Hobart Forecast
Forecast for Friday :
Cloudy periods with showers
easing during the day, falling
as snow about the mountain.
Moderate to fresh and gusty
southwest winds, easing later.
Precis
Showers easing, mountain snow.
Max 11
Use the synoptic chart to identify
Strahan’s weather
Find =
• Temperature
• Rain
•Wind Speed
•Wind Direction
Temperature
(Hot, warm,
mild, cold)
Strahan
To access synoptic chart
GO TO: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology Homepage
www.bom.gov.au
Rain
(yes/no)
Wind Speed
(strong/med
/light)
Direction

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