Observe the Weather Day is celebrated on January 25 every year, and we’re excited to do it again this year. Do you know that there were people who could foretell the weather just by glancing at the sky? However, science has progressed to the point where various equipment can now be used to study and forecast the weather.
History of Observe the Weather Day
The weather is representative of nature. It is an atmospheric condition that constitutes hotness, coldness, warmness, and atmospheric changes; in essence, humidity, wind, velocity, cloudiness, moisture, and temperature.
Apart from that, the weather represents the seasons and has an impact on every aspect of human life. It has an impact on living patterns, crop planting, and many aspects of man’s comfort. Extreme temperatures and humidity can cause torrential rainfall, heatwaves, storms, and a variety of other natural disasters in some instances. So observation of weather is a very important part of nature, which, if we can totally understand and predict, would go a long way in helping humanity to preempt and take precautions against natural disasters.
Throughout history, one of the most important necessities of early man has always been sheltered. When braving the wilds in search of food and safety, the weather was just as dangerous as the wild animals if precautions were not taken. Several thousand years ago, the early man began to observe weather fluctuations in order to make informed decisions about their hunting and farming patterns. They have been able to insure their life by studying the movement of the wind, the humidity in the air, and the hue of the clouds.
Weather observation began with the birth of astrology in Babylonia, and it has since evolved into what we know today. Observe the Weather Day is a day set aside to challenge our minds by analyzing minute changes in the weather, making predictions, and enjoying nature’s tremendous gift overall.
Observe the Weather Day timeline
With the rise of astrology, weather observation and predictions begin in Babylonia.
Aristotle, the renowned scholar, analyzes weather patterns in his book “Meteorologica.”
Indian Astronomers develop various techniques to predict the weather.
Francis Beaufort, a naval officer, and Robert FitzRoy are credited with the push for forecasting as a science, giving birth to weather observation and forecast as we know it today.
Observe the Weather Day FAQs
Can one control the weather?
In contrast to fantasy and fiction movies and books, no one person can control the weather. However, by using a technique known as ‘cloud seeding,’ researchers are attempting to foresee and manipulate the weather to a considerable extent.
How do you record and observe the weather?
There are several instruments used to observe the weather including weather vanes, thermometers, rain gauges, and barometers. A more sophisticated instrument is a weather satellite.
How was the rain predicted in the past?
The traditional method of predicting rain was to watch for rainbows in the morning. If the rainbow is in the west, it signifies it will rain. A study of the moon, as well as a study of the wind for those with a keen sense of smell, will reveal whether or not it will rain.
Observe the Weather Day Activities
Brush up on your weather knowledge
What better way to celebrate Observe the Weather Day than to study it. Read books about the weather changes, weather patterns, and the weather in general.
Observe the weather
Step outside and look up at the sky in intervals, observing the weather and noting changes. You can use any weather observation instrument such as thermometers, rain gauges, barometers, and anemometers.
Share on social media
This day is observed to raise awareness of the intrinsic aspects of the weather and what it predicts for humanity. Use the hashtag #ObservetheWeatherDay to promote the occasion online.
5 Fun Facts About The Weather
Animals can sense the weather
It’s believed animals, such as dogs and cats, can sense when a tornado’s coming.
Cricket and temperature
It is believed that you can tell the temperature by counting a cricket’s chirps.
Sandstorms can swallow hills and even entire cities.
Freezing of the River Thames
In 1684, the River Thames froze solid for two months.
In July 2001, red-colored rain fell in Kerala, India.
Why We Love Observe the Weather Day
A chance to study nature
This day helps us to remember to study our environment, as well as the changes and patterns that occur in nature. These changes are documented in weather books, which have been devoted to the study of weather for centuries, its tendencies, and what it foretells.
Weather can be calming
As much as excessively hot or cold weather can make us feel apprehensive, it can also be comforting. Staring at the sky and observing the changes in humidity, temperature, and wind can be a soothing and therapeutic activity.
It re-emphasizes the importance of the weather
This day reminds us of how important the weather is and why we need to observe and make a forecast for the future. Imagine a world where typhoons, earthquakes, and natural disasters could have been avoided if people had been given advance warning of impending disasters.
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