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Interesting facts about weather and climate

Our lives are greatly affected by the weather. No wonder weather forecast is such a hit on TV. But do you the most exciting facts about the weather? Like which place receives the most rain or what is the lowest temperature ever recorded? Read all the amazing weather and climate facts below.

Interesting Weather Facts List:

  • The naming of hurricanes and tropical storms officially began in 1953.
  • The wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object.
  • Average global temperature is up 0.94°C (1.7°F) since 1880.
  • Fire whirls are tornadoes made of fire caused by wildfires.
  • At any given time, on average there are about 1800 thunderstorms occurring on Earth with 100 lightning strikes per second.
  • For each minute of the day, 1 billion tonnes of rain falls on the Earth.
  • A molecule of water will stay in the Earth’s atmosphere for an average duration of 10-12 days.
  • Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
  • The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18 mph.
  • It was so cold in 1684 that the Thames River in England froze solid for two months.
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    9 out of 10 lightings strike land rather than water.
  • Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India is the wettest place on Earth with an annual rainfall of more than 11 meters.
  • Highest Temperature Recorded on Earth is 56.7°C (134°F) at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913.
  • Lowest Temperature Recorded on Earth is -89.2°C (-128.5°F) at Vostok, Antarctica on July 21, 1983.
  • A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.
  • In 1899, it was so cold that the Mississippi river froze over its entire length.
  • The air located around a lightning bolt is heated to around 30,000°C. This is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  • The average width of a tornado’s funnel averages about 100 to 200 yards, but it may be as wide as a mile.
  • Snowflakes falling at 2-4 mph can take up to 1 hour to reach the ground.
  • The country most affected by tornadoes is the USA which faces on average 1200 tornadoes every year.
  • Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica is the windiest place on Earth with winds of 200mph been recorded.

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