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is an internet-based project of the Royal Meteorological Society
The Royal Meteorological Society traces its origins back to 3 April 1850 when the British Meteorological Society was formed as a society the objects of which should be the advancement and extension of meteorological science by determining the laws of climate and of meteorological phenomena in general...
in the United Kingdom, in which the participants make and exchange weather
Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather refers, generally, to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate...
observations by means of an online database and, with the help and guidance of meteorological
Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the 18th century. The 19th century saw breakthroughs occur after observing networks developed across several countries...
professionals, analyse and interpret the observations. The project is for primary and secondary schools (age range 7-19) and for individuals of any age. It supports Geography, Science, Mathematics, Art, Field Work and/or Information Technology.
A feature of the project is that weather reports are provided daily on weekdays (Monday to Friday, inclusive) and reference is made in them to weather observations made by MetLink participants. Reference is also made to weather charts, satellite images and weather web-cams.
The language of the project is English, which provides an opportunity for students whose first language is not English to enhance their study of the language. There is no charge for participation in the project.