Common Types of Weather

Regardless of the place where one habit, each one of us experiences a particular type of weather. Different places/locations face different types of weather. As the old man used to phrase it, prevention is better than cure – my little grandchildren should be exposed to the morning sunshine to be enriched in vitamin D which is readily available from the sun and specifically morning sunshine. Did you know that good health goes hand in hand with wealth? What is the connection between wealth and weather? Are the words rhyming poetically? (These questions sound rather comical and rhetorical). Nonetheless, Weather is a catalyst of wealth in different aspects. In the case of health and wealth, one type of weather – sunny- it is highly rich in vitamin D which prevents rickets in growing kids.

What clicks in your mind when this word-weather- is mentioned? In other words what do you understand by the word weather? In general weather can be defined as the condition/state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time in regards to hotness, cloudiness, the humidity of the place, sunshine, precipitation and wind. Weather is affected by various factors such as climate and seasons which makes it to greatly vary. Due to variation of the weather in places resulted by various factors mentioned above, different types of weather exists. Below are some of the common types of weather we see:

1. Sunny. Literally, this is the brightness caused by the sun. In Optic Physics, which is the study of light, the rectilinear propagation of sunlight is where described. It is during this type of weather conditions that we experience the sunlight which is not only used by human beings but also it is majorly used by the plants in the manufacture of food. Without sunlight, photosynthesis- a process by which green plants make their own food using sunlight. When the weather is sunny we experience heat released from the sun.

2. Cloudy. During the cloudy weather, the sky is covered by the clouds. The radiation waves of the sun are blocked by the clouds from reaching the surface of the earth. Although the weather may be cloudy, it does not necessarily mean that it is cold since cloud cover can trap in the heat near the surface of the earth. In other words, the heat released during oxidation of glucose by the living things, especially animals, have longer wavelengths that are trap by the cloud cover from escaping into the atmosphere.

3. Windy. As the geographers say, wind is a moving, when the weather is windy, the principle of physics behind is the convectional currents – the warm air masses tend to rise up while the cold air rushes to occupy the space. The formation of the convectional currents results in wind. Wind is beneficial in the production of electricity but through advancement techniques of the use of turbines.

4. Rainy and Snowy. These two types of weather forms in a similar way. As the temperature falls, the water vapor in the clouds changes into rain/ snowflakes in case of snowy conditions. Once the saturation point is attained the clouds are unable to hold the rain/snow anymore and it begin to fall.

These are some of the most types of weather we see/experience in different localities.


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