Brain Teaser – Weather

All these questions are about the weather, or things that have “weather” in their names.

1. What is a weather vane?

2. In which ocean does El Niño occur?

3. What is the difference between “weather” and “climate”?

4. What was the name of the jazz-rock group founded in 1971 by Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul?

5. In 1803, Luke Howard devised a classification of clouds into three primary types. Can you name two of these types?

6. The US terrorist group the Weathermen took their name from a line in a song by which writer?

7. What is measured by the Beaufort scale?

8. Is an anti-cyclone a region of high or low atmospheric pressure?

9. What is a “weather front”?

10. An anemometer is an instrument for measuring what?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (


One thought on “Brain Teaser – Weather

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