MeteoEarth is a fantastic website and set of apps that let you view global weather patterns as they occur in real time on your IWB or on your iPad.
MeteoEarth is adapted from a professional weather broadcast tool used by TV presenters around the world, which uses some amazing visuals to bring the weather to life.
Navigate the 3D globe at the touch of a button, spin seamlessly from place to place, zoom in on a rain front moving over Europe then pan out to see a hurricane approaching Florida.
MeteoEarth lets you track:
Precipitation : See rain fronts coming in.
Temperature: Locate warm and cold areas around the world.
Wind: Check the wind conditions and the jetstream.
Cloud cover: Follow the direction of the moving clouds.
Pressure: Track high and low pressure systems.
The premium versions of the apps also let you track storms around the world.
The website is free to use, and the apps are around £2.50. Apps are available for Android, IOS, Windows and Mac. You can see all the app versions here.
Geography and Science teachers will definitely find a use for MeteoEarth. The children could become weather forecasters and use the information to predict what will happen over the next few days. It’s quite hypnotic to see some of the global jetstreams working their way around the Earth.
You can find out more at: http://www.meteoearth.com